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latelifebiker 11-27-2012 11:22 AM

New concrete in basement is DUSTING badly
When I bought my Fanny Mae foreclosure (to LIVE in, not to flip) trenches had been cut and dug in the basement floor to install a variety of plumbing fixtures. The previous owner had visions of creating an apartment down there. I tore out his badly installed drains (most had no fall whatsoever to the soil stack), and I re-dug and replaced one drain to install a toilet for my workshop. I refilled all of the trenches and hired a crew to put down four inches of wire reinforced concrete. The concrete went in three months ago (hot summer), and now it is dusting TERRIBLY. I'm pretty sure the crew failed to remove the bleed water and instead troweled it back into the finished surface.:furious:
(1.) Besides the DUST, which I WOULD like advice on minimizing, I'm more concerned about (2.) the tile floor I want to put down in the toilet room. It's a small room and about half of the floor is on this new concrete. HOW will I ever get thin set to adhere to that dusty surface?:huh:
Thanks for any help.
-paul, the llb

stadry 11-29-2012 06:33 AM

give me a call (private message ),,,i'm also in marietta,,, sounds as if you can use wtr-based epoxy to resolve this - have some left over from a job in merchant's walk on johnson ferry if you don't mind free help from a beemer rider

latelifebiker 11-29-2012 09:58 AM

Well, irc, I'd absolutely LOVE to send you a PM, but this chat board has a dumbfounding rule I haven't encountered in twenty years online. It appears I haven't shot my mouth off enough on these pages to be QUALIFIED to PM.
Anyway, either you're a Christmas gift come early or you really know how to get a guys hopes up. I live less than a mile from Merchant's Walk and I'd be happy to spend time with a Beemer Guy even if there wasn't any concrete involved. Maybe if you PM me, then I'll get an admin dispensation on my right to reply to you. Or you can email me at my spam catcher address:
Many thanks. I look forward to meeting you.

Tscarborough 11-29-2012 10:44 AM

Just use a cheap silicate like Nox-crete

DURO-NOX LSC - Lithium Silicate Hardener, Sealer & Densifier

latelifebiker 11-29-2012 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Tscarborough (Post 1063023)
Just use a cheap silicate like Nox-crete

DURO-NOX LSC - Lithium Silicate Hardener, Sealer & Densifier

Thanks, T. After reading up on your recommended product, I have a feeling this is similar to what I'll be shown by irc.

jomama45 11-29-2012 10:28 PM

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