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Old 07-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Concrete Floor help

I hope this is in the right area.
We have a back porch floor that is concrete, it is also the ceiling for our laundry room. It is not enclosed, faces due east and gets just a little weather on it. We will be enclosing it in spring 2012. We took up the plastic grass 'rug' that was glued down and pressure washed the floor very well removing most of the old adhesive. There are a couple cracks that I can seal with concrete caulking before putting the new outdoor rug down. There are a couple low spots that pool about 1/8" or so of water.
My question: is there a leveling concrete for outdoor use and should I use it? I have seen it used but always has been indoors and I'm worried about making things worse with any water that will get under it and freeze.



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Old 07-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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I think Jifset mixed with Linwebers liquid latex will work---However call the technical help line and ask.


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Old 07-23-2011, 12:10 AM   #3
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If cracks exist now, there is no guarantee the cracks won't reappear through the topping.

Enclosing the area may be the "saving grace", so I would wait until the area becomes a conditioned environment then top it.
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Hi, I got your problem yes it is a very serious issue, Leveling Concrete is available in the market you can use it but please get the suggestion of a near by contractor he can best assist you according to your need.
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Thanks guys,
I did talk to a local contractor yesterday and he suggested that since I will be enclosing the room next year that the leveling concrete probably wouldn't be necessary. He said that if a little piece didn't get adhered to the existing pad correctly and water got in then froze it could make a portion come loose under the carpet and we would wind up causing more work. I'm going to use some concrete adhesive sealant in the crack and just set the new carpet down till the snow flies. I'll do a final installation once I get the walls up.
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