concrete resurfacing


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Old 12-18-08, 04:16 PM
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concrete resurfacing

can anyone tell me how i can get an existing patio level was poured sloped for water run off im in the process of closing it in and want to put ceramic tile down
 
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Old 12-19-08, 03:02 AM
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Does it actually have to be level, or just smooth enough for tile? If it's just screened in (without glass windows) then you should leave the slope in there for runoff when rain blows in. If you are actually enclosing it to make a real room, then you could pour a thin cap over the existing concrete or pour a self-levelling overlay after the sill plates are down and can act as forms. Self levellers are very pricey though, and to pour a thin concrete cap will require some real placing and finishing skills.
 
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Not to sound goofy here but is this going to be closed in with a screened in application? If so leave slope and be careful use tile that has a textured surface in it because of it getting wet Exterior Tile. Now if its completely closed in the you can build the one side up a little bit with thinset when setting tile but thats hard for us professionals to get "flat" buy not using a notched trowel. So is the slope that much? Also is there a footer under the edges or a frost footer on the edges? If not then its a floating floor to begin with so it will move.
 
 

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