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Old 07-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Leveled the stairs today, bringing them up about an inch.
I can't afford to tear old the old crete and pour new.

Can i just mix a wheelbarrow full of concrete and pour it in and level it out?
Between the blue and red line in the pic is about a 1/4" drop and from the red line to the furthest wall it's about a 1/2". So the entire floor won't need crete.

What type of surface preparation do I need to follow?
Floor was until today covered with a commercial carpeting, glued down but the old glue was pretty much dust lol.




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we use 565 henry floor pro self leveling agent ..should work in your case....ben sr

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That is to thin for concrete----you will need a self leveling compound or Feather Finish or other thin,strong bonding patch--

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ben, that's probably a 1" board holding up the steps so maybe its a 3/4" finished thickness,,, is that mtl strong enough for that thickness w/o cracking & no jnts ? ?

far's prep, 4" grinder & cup wheel then vacuum & vacuum again
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I would mix up some concrete and hand push it under the steps to fill the gap..just use leveling agent for floor only...i think the max thickness is about 1/2" ....ben sr
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I would mix up some concrete and hand push it under the steps to fill the gap..just use leveling agent for floor only...i think the max thickness is about 1/2" ....ben sr
Half inch won't cut it.
The gap under the front of the steps is ~2" and 3" at the rear.

I guess I'll just go to depth and then feather.

It's going to be covered with padding and a commercial carpet. So if it's not perfect, no sweat.

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