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Old 08-12-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Slab on grade ranch in Mississippi. It's 13 years old no cracks very flat, would you still need to put down a membrane?

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I would say no. If it shows no signs of cracking after 13 years a membrane would be redundant.

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I wouldn't say it's redundant at all. Ditra does more than just uncoupling to help prevent cracks in the tilework.

But I do agree you could likely get away with not using it if everything else is done correctly and the conditions are good.

How large an area, does the floor get direct sunlight, ever have any signs a dampness? Oh yea, you're in Mississippi, so it's always damp.

It's an added step to help prevent problems. Like insurance.

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Jaz this is the infamous kryptonite slab covered in the glue that I am STILL hand scraping. I haven't even looked at the moisture yet but definitely will when I get the glue up. I was out looking at tile the other day as an incentive to keep going :P
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Scraping glue.....no solvents I hope. Do you know what type of glue? What was there?

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Slab on grade ranch in Mississippi. It's 13 years old no cracks very flat, would you still need to put down a membrane?
Couldn't hurt.
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Jaz,

You are Bud are already helping me on the floor on the other thread with the kryptonite glue and concrete....(I am still on strike lol)

Out with the wood/carpet and in with the tile
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You are Bud are already helping me on the floor on the other thread with the kryptonite glue and concrete...
Ok, good to hear. So, where are you now in this project?

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