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tsg234 03-14-2010 03:31 PM

Self Leveler over fresh concrete, how long should I wait?
 
I had to cut a hole in my concrete floor to move a drain for a shower, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long I have to wait for the new concrete to cure before I can put self leveling cement over it (I'm putting in in-floor heat so I have to use the self leveler)

joed 03-14-2010 03:40 PM

No reason to wait as far as the concrete is concerned.

tsg234 03-14-2010 03:49 PM

It says on the container of self leveler that the concrete must be fully cured

oh'mike 03-14-2010 05:09 PM

What brand of self leveler?

tsg234 03-14-2010 05:13 PM

The brand is Akona self-leveling floor underlayment cement

oh'mike 03-14-2010 06:34 PM

Sorry I am not familiar with that one. Is that what the heat system recommends?

I wish I could be of more help.---Mike--

tsg234 03-14-2010 06:48 PM

What is a heat system?

oh'mike 03-14-2010 07:10 PM

You said you were putting in in floor heat---I figured it was an electric under floor system-----
Perhaps I an a bit confused.

tsg234 03-14-2010 07:42 PM

oh yeah, I am using electric in floor heat. I'm not sure what it recommends, I'll have to look and see what it says

joed 03-14-2010 07:46 PM

Fully cured concrete is about 28 days.

oh'mike 03-15-2010 06:59 AM

If you are looking to fill in some low or uneven spots before you bed your electric mat into Firmset--
consider using 'Feather finish' or even vinyl cement patch.
If you need to level the floor check out 'Jiff Set'

All of the above work over new cement----There is a technical help phone number on the bag of stuff that you bought--Call it and ask if it's the right thing for your use.---Mike--


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