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Old 11-17-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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My basement floor is very rough, especially the crawlspace portion of it. I've been toying with the idea of parging a smooth surface to it using parging paint mixed with adhesive, before I paint. Think this would be a good idea? Or would it crack and start to chip over time?

The floor is very dusty and hard to clean. I can vacuum/scrub all I want but there is always dirt.

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The floor is very dusty and hard to clean. I can vacuum/scrub all I want but there is always dirt.
And that will be a problem, any covering you apply will adhere to the dirt, and not the underlying floor

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you can use a mix that will work without cracking for thin coats. It will be expensive. For basic cement you need to use at least 2" thick. For any work the old concrete must be cleaned and in good condition. Cracks filled, spalling (the loose or chalky concrete) ground down with a cone wheel. I think you are better off covering with 6 mil plastic, plywood and flooring.
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