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Old 09-26-2010, 12:04 AM   #1
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I have an enclosed patio, about 14' x 20' The slab was sloped for drainage, starting even with the house slab, and dropping about 1-1/2".

I'm planning to upgrade this to living space, and I need to level the floor, not because it's particularly noticeable, but because the low side is even with the exterior concrete deck, and even with the exterior drain, water sometimes 'flows in'. I don't trust just a raised sill to protect the future flooring.

Is there a self leveling cement, that can just be mixed and poured, that's good from 0" to 1-1/2"? I've never used any; it's always sounded "too good to be true" . The floor is painted, and I plan to grind it to bare cement.

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Old 09-26-2010, 04:53 AM   #2
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There are some self levelling floor screeds that can be poured over concrete floors. Here is an example of one type.
http://www.flo-screed.co.uk/flo-screed-video.htm
Resin screeds can also be used for very thin screeds.
http://www.ryebrook.co.uk/floor_screeds.htm

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I have an enclosed patio... I'm planning to upgrade this to living space, and I need to level the floor....
Something to keep in mind: once this becomes "living space" a whole different set of code requirements may (will, in the communities where I inspect, here in northern IL) apply, including the need for a foundation far more substantial than a patio slab.
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Something to keep in mind: once this becomes "living space" a whole different set of code requirements may (will, in the communities where I inspect, here in northern IL) apply, including the need for a foundation far more substantial than a patio slab.
Michael:

Three of the four walls enclosing the space are exterior walls of the house, so I only have to deal with the footing of one wall. The lower three feet of the wall is 12" thick stone, so it may have a substantial footing.

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Michael:

Three of the four walls enclosing the space are exterior walls of the house, so I only have to deal with the footing of one wall. The lower three feet of the wall is 12" thick stone, so it may have a substantial footing.

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What do you base this assumption upon?
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What do you base this assumption upon?

What the city told me.

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