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Old 07-29-2020, 11:26 AM   #1
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You can see the pronounced hump in right side of the picture where the concrete flairs down. The pedestrian door you’re looking at is at the right side of where a roll up garage door used to be as we enclose this room.

I am standing in a mud room that is 5’x10’. We need to level out that 2” high hump as we go back towards the bedroom door. We will be installing a Mannington Adura Flex glue down floor over it.

Should we start with pouring some concrete over top of the existing slab as a “filler” before doing a self leveling compound to get the final finish? Do I want the concrete to bond to the existing or specifically not bond to it?
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I use tl1000 (what my tile place stocks), but it's only good up to 1 1/4"

Can you hit the hump with a cup wheel to knock it down some do you don't have to build up as much? Looks like it might interfere with the door opening

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I use tl1000 (what my tile place stocks), but it's only good up to 1 1/4"

Can you hit the hump with a cup wheel to knock it down some do you don't have to build up as much? Looks like it might interfere with the door opening

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I know my guys set the door high enough to work with the floor situation. But a little bit of time spent grinding could save a chunk of change so we don't have to bring the whole floor up to that level. That's a good idea.

Sounds like I need to make it happen with SLC.
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Is that an electrical wire I see taped to the floor?
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Is that an electrical wire I see taped to the floor?
Yes. We are moving the laundry from the basement to the new addition and where the washer and dryer was we added a tub.

The clients have a lot of kids and the laundry is running multiple times a day. We wanted to not inconvenience them anymore than needed.

The washer is sitting in the laundry room upstairs with room for subs to work around it and the dryer is run across into the other side of that wall you see which is an unfinished room and is venting out a window.
When we finish the laundry room which is first priority once we get to the finishing stages, we will disconnect the temp wire in the panel box and cut it off.
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I would get a good dust hood and cup and grind that f’er down. It’s going to suck, but it will be easier than trying to bring everything up to that level. It is solid concrete right?


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It is solid concrete but we wanted to level the floor not just flatten it.

We ended up pouring SLC over the whole thing in two different pours and everything went smoothly.

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