self leveling cement before or after wall studs?

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Old 12-28-11, 09:16 AM
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self leveling cement before or after wall studs?

Hi there, we are new here, what a great space! We have done many reno projects and are learning all the time. We recently jackhammered part of the cement floor to change the sewage and plumbing. Wow! That was intense.

So, we are all finished that portion and now need to cover our tracks and install a new bathroom. Currently the walls are cinderblock and we need to put in the framing but the question is, do we make a nice smooth cement floof surface before or after the wall studs go in??

Thanks in advance for any and all input. George and Cathy
 
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Old 12-28-11, 10:33 AM
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It shouldn't make too much of a difference unless it's going to affect the bottom plates. Some pics would help.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 10:45 AM
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So the concrete floor is still torn up? If so, I'd patch that first.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 12:00 PM
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If the work under the slab is done...finish that first. Its just a hole that you will trip over or cause other problems.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 12:28 PM
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me again

Yes, the hole is filled with cement, it was done 4 days ago...I don't think we need to let it cure anymore. I think we should do the leveling stuff before the framing, George thinks the framing should be done first. Doesn't wood need to be separated from cement with a foam strip?

I'm not talented enough to post photos, not that I've taken any. I really should, the before and after shots are great.

By the way, doncha just love the 'sharkbite' plumbing system?
 
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Old 12-28-11, 12:34 PM
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The hole is filled but not evenly so?
 
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Old 12-28-11, 03:15 PM
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Do the walls first. Reason if the SLC is under the plate and you drive a powder actuated pin into the SLC, it will shatter like glass. Use the plates as a berm if you need to.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 03:59 PM
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Ahh...yes if it's SLC (self leveling compound.... real runny, buy in a bag type stuff) that you are using...then walls first.

If its that self leveling concrete...(kinda runny stuff thats pumped in over radiant flooring or such) then you should do that first.

No experience with the second product...just what I've seen in TV shows.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 06:22 PM
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OK then, I'm convinced, walls first. Yes, the hole is uneven as is the whole old floor.
 
 

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