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Old 09-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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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



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,
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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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

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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?
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You could just pour a new 4" thick slab over he whole floor if you have enough headroom.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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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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