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Old 08-28-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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need to level a indoor concrete slab. capable of doing it, however, i do not have experiance. any suggestions on type of compound, differances in diff products, application tips???

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How big is the space?
SLC is not meant for big dips, saw your other post where u say some dips are 1" deep.

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about 250 sq ft. prolly more like a 1/2 inch differance in the worst area.
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250 sq ft you are going to need lots of help. There's some SLC related posts over on johnbridge.com forums in the reference library section, take a look there. Personally, I would hire that out
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copy that. thank you
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need to level a indoor concrete slab. capable of doing it, however, i do not have experiance. any suggestions on type of compound, differances in diff products, application tips???

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This is an easy DIY project. Read the bags of leveling cement, some of it is for thicker (up to one inch thick) applications and some of it isn't. just mix it in a five gallon bucket with the correct amount of water and pour out on to the floor. You need to mix it with a 1/2 inch drill and the proper mixing paddle. It's supposed to dry in about four hours.
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Many SLC compounds can go as deep as 5" if you fill it with pea gravel first. Parabond PFU is one of our favorites.
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agreed. 1" is no issue. use a primer if directed. Have help. With this much area, you need to be mixing one right after the other. Have two going at once. Keep pouring to cover the entire area. Use a squeegee to spread the SLC into place. Be sure to add something like sill foam insulation around all penetrations to the floor and along all wall junctions to provide an expansion gap. This is a DIY project if you know what to do. Check for some good videos on the tile sites and YouTube.
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Make sure to start pouring at the lowest point. I learned that the hard way. lol

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