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Old 10-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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I have lived in my house for over 2 years. I'm the original owner. The concrete basement floor is constantly dusty, like dry wall dust. I sweep it up and eventually is comes back. I forget about it and wind up tracking dust through the house. some people are unhappy??? any comment or suggestions on what might be causing this and how to stop it. thanks.

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It needs to be sealed.

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ya think??
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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Simple fix,just like Joe said.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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really? what type of sealer? ya I know concrete sealer! after reading several of the posts in this forum some people (who actually sound like they know what they are talking about), suggest waiting several years before sealing. this is the first time I've encountered this after owning several houses and being an oil heat service man for over 25 years. ( a lot of heating systems start in the basement) If the top layer of concrete is dusting off what will the sealer adhere too?What's causing the dusting? not so simple is it?
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If you have cleaned the floor well and the dust comes right back then it may not have cured properly and will continue to be dusty. Usually it means that water (like rain) was allowed to stand on the surface when the concrete was troweled. If this is the case then the surface of the concrete is probably also soft and prone to scratches.

If it's new then see if it's under warranty and make someone else fix it. If it's not under warranty then a sealer can still be used. Sweep, wet mop, and dry thoroughly. Then apply a deep penetrating acrylic sealer.
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Acrylic floor finish.
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Now that is an intelligent answer. thanks dftc.

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