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Old 08-31-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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I have a floating basement and I am getting ready to finish it. I have some areas a long the concrete lines that are not even. If I rent one of those concrete grinders to smooth it down a little do you think that would be ok? I'm not looking for it to be perfect as I will just be laying down carpet.

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Grinding it down would probably work, albeit laborious! Self leveling cement might be another option, but would also be a bit of work.

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mite, this ain't the easiest post to 'read' & try to figure out what in hell he's talkin' about,,, but, seeing as i read it another direction, grinding the ridges between paving passes would be easier,,, self-levelers're kind of tricky the 1st couple times you use 'em.

google up dustless technologies for a shroud if you're grinding & WEAR GOOD DUST PROTECTION !!!

'floating' slab, not basement,,, 'conncrete lines' = paving ridges OR different elevations of the slab on either side of a crack OR joint ? ? ?

doing imperfect work's fine if its your house & you're doing it.
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Thanks that does help. What about renting. Do they have machines I can rent that are larger then just a small hand held unit? It is my house and I am just not prepared to remove all of the concrete. I have just a couple areas that I need to grind down.

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mite, this ain't the easiest post to 'read' & try to figure out what in hell he's talkin' about,,, but, seeing as i read it another direction, grinding the ridges between paving passes would be easier,,, self-levelers're kind of tricky the 1st couple times you use 'em.

google up dustless technologies for a shroud if you're grinding & WEAR GOOD DUST PROTECTION !!!

'floating' slab, not basement,,, 'conncrete lines' = paving ridges OR different elevations of the slab on either side of a crack OR joint ? ? ?

doing imperfect work's fine if its your house & you're doing it.
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sure there're walk-behind units 1 can rent but 4" or 7"'ll work fine for your job,,, we'd choose the same w/diamond cup wheels,,, matter of fact, tho i don't ordinarily recommend 'em for anything, h/d has shroud'd sawtec (metabo brand) units & wet/dry vacs for rent,,, i suspect any man worth his salt who owns a home would JUMP at the chance to buy TOOLS but renting does have its place
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