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mark! 06-06-2009 05:38 AM

Leveling Concrete
 
In my back yard I have an area of concrete that looks like it was half way poured, then the previous owner went back a few years later and poured the rest of it with left over concrete, so it's uneven and in sections. If I boarded off the area and laid concrete on top of this, would it set well? I just want it to look better and be more functional instead of lop-sided and uneven.

buletbob 06-06-2009 07:27 AM

its hard to say with out looking at it first, what would the thickest and thinnest portion of the new cement be. if your talking inches yes it could be done as long as you paint on a cement bonding agent before you install your cement. there is also a product for smaller thinner issues i have had my mason use for leveling out basement floors. self leveling. you will have to seal the inside of your forms for this as it will drain out. because of its loose consistency. another thought if you are looking for color match, no mater what process you use it will not match other surrounding concrete surfaces, as for walkways, steps. BOB.

holtff1074 01-01-2011 11:12 AM

OOPS i put this in the wrong thread,so i actually redone in another thread.


Hey Guys,i've got a question about installing my vynyl corners.Afte doing my "birdhouses"on my garage,it occured to me that when i install my corners that the boxes are located so that the corners may need to be "split" to fit all the way up to the gable.Ifneeded i can post a pic so maybe i can get some advice of a good way to install my corners without having them look a lil awkward. appreciate any input guys as i've tried browseing the web to find a idea of how to do them,but no luck. Thanks

Joe Carola 01-01-2011 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mark! (Post 283572)
In my back yard I have an area of concrete that looks like it was half way poured, then the previous owner went back a few years later and poured the rest of it with left over concrete, so it's uneven and in sections. If I boarded off the area and laid concrete on top of this, would it set well? I just want it to look better and be more functional instead of lop-sided and uneven.

You can se if there's a, "Mudjacking" company near you. Watch this video. There are many videos about this on Youtube.

http://www.airplaco.com/vid-slabjacking-mudjacking.html

DIY_ing_Guy 01-01-2011 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buletbob (Post 283590)
its hard to say with out looking at it first, what would the thickest and thinnest portion of the new cement be. if your talking inches yes it could be done as long as you paint on a cement bonding agent before you install your cement. there is also a product for smaller thinner issues i have had my mason use for leveling out basement floors. self leveling. you will have to seal the inside of your forms for this as it will drain out. because of its loose consistency. another thought if you are looking for color match, no mater what process you use it will not match other surrounding concrete surfaces, as for walkways, steps. BOB.


The thin-layer, self-leveling concrete I have used for leveling sub-floors before tiling came with a warning that it must be covered by flooring, and would crack / break apart if subjected to direct traffic & loading.

Guy


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