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Old 03-14-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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concrete binding agent for basement floor patch?


Long story short..I have a square hole where the previous owners installed a shower.. got ground water a couple years ago and so I tore the shower out.. they did not fill in around the drain just left it down to the dirt... Before I fill this hole, a guy recommend a bonding agent like quickrete bonding liquid... Said paint it on the sides of the hole before I fill it.. do I need to, or can I just fill it? Under the toilet was the same way so I cut a larger hole around the drain for it.. just wondering before i pour it in

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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he's probably talking about a latex sold in apron/vest stores,,, what can it hurt other'n it only comes in gals, 5's, & 55's ? personally i'd just wet the sides & fill in w/patch conc,,, too bad you're not closer - just about to throw out last fall's leftover gal

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Here's what it is
http://www.quikrete.com/productlines...ngadhesive.asp

What do you mean wet the sides?
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had a gc who wanted us to use it - same stuff - its probably better'n the old way of making up a slurry of cement/wtr but apologies for not realizing how much a newbie you might be.

so existing doesn't suck out the moisture new conc needs for proper curing, many often spray/wet the existing,,, there's a condition call'd ' surface saturated dry ' which means the existing conc won't absorb any more wtr yet there's no standing/pooling wtr - that's what i meant
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So just spray the sides with water or use the bonding adhesive?
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Or mix some cement with water,and paint it on the exposed sides just before you pour the patch.
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just as Canary sez,,, not a real THICK paste, tho,,, we still wet existing & use paste/grout consistency IF an inspector requires,,, don't let it dry out before placing the conc, tho

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