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signal 10-04-2010 04:53 PM

Hairline crack on basment concrete patch job
I'm redoing my bathroom in the basement, while demoing the tile on the floor which was bonded really well to the concrete underneath i broke sections of the concrete. After everything was done i patched it back with quikcrete sandtopping mix and all was fine. I let it dry and cured before walking on it but after a few days of walking over the area that was patch i notice some hair line cracks. The hairline cracks are only in the section i patched and the rest of the floor thru out the basement in fine. Im planning to retile the floor is this gonna be a big issue? If so any recommendation of what to do before i tile? Any advice would be appreciated.

JCW355 10-04-2010 05:42 PM

If your patch job is stuck it should be okay. You might dig at it a little and see what happens. When you say tile are you referring to ceramic tile? I would want it smoother if it is Vinyl tile.

signal 10-04-2010 06:42 PM

i havent decided which tile i want to use yet. any suggestions?:)

Bud Cline 10-04-2010 08:26 PM

If ceramic...not to worry.:)

signal 10-04-2010 09:31 PM

How about porcelain or marble?

Bud Cline 10-05-2010 07:50 AM

Porcelain - no problem.
Don't know about marble.
I doubt you have anything to worry about, those cracks have nothing to do with the structural aspects of the home.:)

signal 10-05-2010 10:38 AM

Great... Thanks alot

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