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Old 01-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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correcting slightly uneven small concrete surface


so i have this protruding concrete figure in my multi-level basement which is more like a step but will not be used a step. will be more like a living room corner caved in shelf inlet or whatever you call it but that does not matter that much.

since the position was kind of odd, the framing i put together was slightly imperfect (i typically am a perfectionist when it comes to concrete frames) and this step slopes very, very little (perhaps < 1/8" over a foot or so) and i would like to fix it. there will be carpet over it so ...

is there some solution that i can apply a thin layer of to correct the unevenness ? something like thinset or something to that effect. or something like linoleum that i can glue to concrete before i have a carpet installed. i think an applied solution would work better because it could be measured as is being applied.

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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Self leveling floor material available at most home centers

But for < 1/8", I personally would let it go, once carpet is down it should almost disappear. If someone came to my house a complained about that little amount I would show them the front door and hopefully it does not hit them on the way out!!!

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:14 AM   #3
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thanks. my perfectionist self is one of my greatest enemies ...
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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can you think of a brand name for the self-leveling material you are talking about ? sound kind of generic ...
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L&M, Mapei, Custom....etc, etc

There is lots available, each area/state has preference for what is carried/sold, you will just have to see what is available in your market.
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I would recommend leaving it alone, but if you cannot be stopped . .

Then use Cement All by Rapid Set. Mix, trowel, screed and it dries fast. It can be feather edged.

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