barrier question


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Old 11-23-03, 07:48 PM
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barrier question

Hey,

Last year I installed the Bruce Reflections line to my living room. It was a gluedown on a concrete slab, using the required adhesive.

I had floated to spots with Armstrong S-184 patch and skim to level.

Last week here in Houston, Massive rains!!!!

Two area of the floor have buckled.

After removing a few planks from each area, I found that the leveling compound relased from the slab at what looks like a cure crack in the slab.

The Bruce adheive held really well between the flooring and leveling compound.

Now my question. What is the recomended fix for this?

Can I use a waterproof mastic such as "RedGuard" and re-lay the floor, or is there something else that will work, just short of tearing it all up?

JT
 
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Old 11-24-03, 09:35 AM
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not sure if RED GUARD will work for this or not, however I would be concerned that the moisture will travel under the red guard and effect other areas unless the whole floor is done.
 
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Old 11-26-03, 06:24 AM
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Are you sure the S184 is water proof and designed for grade applications where moisture may be an issue? I ask because one time I bought a lightweight compound like you describe at it disolved when I damp moped the floor prior to laying the floor. You may have simply used the wrong floating material.
 
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Old 11-29-03, 10:16 PM
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Texas Wood,

Good question.

I have looked high and low, and found no one that can point me to a waterproof leveling compound.

Their answer makes sense to me though, If there is waterproofing needed, then forget laying a wood floor.

Most of the leveling compounds make mention of no moisture, and recomend a barrier of some sort be installed prior to work.

Problem is, no one can tell me what to use.

Its funny, but Bruce is very specific on every single aspect of installation, until you get to leveling compounds, then its a brief mention.

JT
 
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Old 12-01-03, 05:56 AM
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I purchased some at Home Depot. It was $30 for a 50lb bag. It worked like a champ, marked the low spot on the floor and this stuff with the consistency of latex paint fanned out and made the area perfectly flat. I will have to look at the bag to get the name off it. This stuff does not make your floor waterproof but it does not breakdown or dissolve in the presence of water or even if it is submergd in water. I also live in Houston
 
 

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