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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a ground-level room with a concrete floor that a level tells me is level. I want to convert this room into a garage. IBC says there needs to be a slope and the building code guy recommends 1/4" per foot. The (previous, before I bought the house) permit says this is a monolithic...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have put in a pre-slope mortar bed for a shower pan using the Pre-Pitch system and 4 to 1 Mortar bed mix. Before I install the liner there are a couple of places that aren't sloping to the drain almost level. What can I do to fix the problem? Can I mix up a little more mortar adjust the...
  3. Flooring
    I have two bathrooms at my workplace in which the drains are the high points of the room after years of wear. We have some plumbing issues that is not an affordable fix right now so I am wanting to relay cement over the flooring in order to slope the ground in the bathrooms slightly towards the...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All, I want to lay pavers over a sloped concrete slab. The slope goes from 0" to 4-1/4," over a distance of six feet. Can I fill the sloped area with gravel, then sand until the entire area is level, or do I need to level the paver bed by some other means, such as pouring concrete to...
  5. Flooring
    I have a sloped covered porch that I want to tile. If the slope was straight, then fine but my pad undulates slightly. Two questions: 1. How much of an uneven surface is too much? My tiles are 24" X 6" and the floor is uneven such that a max of less than 1/8" gap may be in the center of a 24"...
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