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Old 01-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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How to self level a garage floor & step?


Hi all,

I have posted a pic below - I have a step up at the rear of my garage, and there is some upheaval of the concrete. I am guessing that the roots from the 60 foot pine tree I had removed from just outside the garage back wall was the culprit.

So, I was wondering - can I put some timber on the front edge of the step and pour a self leveling compound to smooth things out?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Need a better shot showing more, than just the macro shot you took. If you really want to know, the only way to fix would be to rent a Jackhammer, or get someone with a bobcat to rip it out, and pour a new slab in your Garage.

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Need a better shot showing more, than just the macro shot you took. If you really want to know, the only way to fix would be to rent a Jackhammer, or get someone with a bobcat to rip it out, and pour a new slab in your Garage.
It's that bad? The image is the step up at the rear of the garage, I had been thinking about some sort of topping to level it all out, then a stain. Bad idea?

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Self leveling compounds are soft and not intended to be a finished surface---used under tile--

Any thin cement layer will eventually pop loose in Michigans winters.---Sorry.--Mike--
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Self leveling compounds are soft and not intended to be a finished surface---used under tile--

Any thin cement layer will eventually pop loose in Michigans winters.---Sorry.--Mike--
Ah, I see.

Hmmm, then that back step might become a candidate for a plywood floor. I have fully insulated the walls and ceiling of this garage so I want the floor to be a comfortable surface to stand on.

If it wasn't for the car I would lay ply on the whole garage!

Thanks a lot.

Hugh

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