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dwoloz 09-21-2010 02:00 PM

Patchy dirt/concrete floor needs surfacing - wondering about best approach
 
Hi all

Below is a picture of my workshop space with it's mostly concrete floor but with this one pictured patch of bare dirt

http://bikemandan.com/stuff/DSC_0553.JPG

Disclaimer: this is the previous owners work. This is the crawl space of an addition they built and some of the concrete is overpour from the foundation and the rest is the original patio concrete (painted yellow)

I'd like to have a somewhat level and uniform concrete floor. I've never worked with concrete before. What is the best approach and product to use here?


Thank you in advance,
Dan

stadry 09-22-2010 11:46 AM

go buy a book from any apron store,,, it chock full of stuff to help,,, once you read & understand it, post back w/specific questions,,, you gotta know SOMETHING 1st about conc :yes:

dwoloz 09-22-2010 08:09 PM

I suppose my main question is: do I need to dig out the soil at least 4" deep and pour concrete (cement,sand,gravel) or is there another solution?

jogr 09-22-2010 09:02 PM

You could just pour a new 4" thick slab over he whole floor if you have enough headroom.

dwoloz 09-22-2010 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jogr (Post 505771)
You could just pour a new 4" thick slab over he whole floor if you have enough headroom.

I unfortunately don't have the headroom flexibility. From current concrete to bottom of joist is 6'4


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