Self-leveling compound for a large concrete area?

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Old 03-08-06, 09:25 AM
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Self-leveling compound for a large concrete area?

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My basement has an unlevel 600 sqf concrete floor. There should about one inch difference between the lowest and highest parts of it...
Can I use a self-leveling compound (alone or mixed with something) to level it?
I am going to install Dricore on top of the floor and based on the manufacturer, the maximum allowable difference could be 1/4 inches...
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Old 03-08-06, 12:31 PM
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Yes, a self leveller would be great. However, they are fairly expensive. Ardex makes one that I have used before with much success. Google them and I'm sure you'll find it. Good luck.

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Can I mix it with something to use for my basement. I do not need a completely level surface as I am going to cover it with Dricore. Using the self-leveling compound for a large area is not economical and Dricore can tolerate difference in evels of up to 1/4". Any comment?
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If not a self leveller, you could try to pour a mudbed like they use under tile. However, it will be a lot more work to get it level, and it will add to the height of your floor instead of just filling in the low spots.

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