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Old 11-06-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hey, so I had to chip up this speed bump in the floor. I should probably have grinded it but I had no help the moving the machine up and down stairs. Anyway. I chipped this up, and now I need to fill it flat. I went and used 3 bags of home Depot CementAll at $20 per bag. I followed instructions 100% with water ratio, mixing time, dampened the floor, etc. The stuff is fast setting, so I went out for a couple hours and came back to see it had cracks everywhere, and bonded 0% to the course aggregate below. So I'm like... WTF! LOL. anyway point is, what is the right product to fill this up. I just need it flush with the "rim" or slightly lower. I am going to pour SLC over this whole floor anyway in prep for 24x24 tile. It is 1/2" -3/4" deep.

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Old 11-06-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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Self leveling compound with primer. With primer.... PRIMER!
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Self leveling compound with primer. With primer.... PRIMER!
Did you say primer? Lol.
Ya I was looking for a more economic product to fill the "hole". I'm doing SLC on the whole floor 650 ft anyway. Do f wanna waste 2-3 bags on just this.

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Not really a waste if it works is it? The last three bags you used were maybe a bit of a waste.
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Did you say primer? Lol.
Ya I was looking for a more economic product to fill the "hole". I'm doing SLC on the whole floor 650 ft anyway. Do f wanna waste 2-3 bags on just this.

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You just wasted $$ by trying to cheap out, I guess FloorsByAlex includes shortcuts on prep.
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You just wasted $$ by trying to cheap out, I guess FloorsByAlex includes shortcuts on prep.
Not really. The scenario doesn't call for a leveling agent. I'm filling a pocket in the slab. I plan on spending 1200 on SLC after this is filled anyway. Makes no sense to dump $100 in the hole when $20 of portland/sand is more appropriate.
That's pretty ****ty of you to try and call me out like that. I do all I can and spend what I need to to make sure projects are done correctly.

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Look at weldbond to use as a primer if you go Portland/sand route.
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Look at weldbond to use as a primer if you go Portland/sand route.
I just tried searching for it. Can't find anything online but weldbond glue is that what you mean?? The weldbond gallon universal adhesive??

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You just wasted $$ by trying to cheap out, I guess FloorsByAlex includes shortcuts on prep.
Ouch!
That last part was uncalled for.
Alex did what he thought he should do. Now he wants help. Hopefully lesson learned.
avenge, you are correct the first shot was a waste of $$. What's your fix?

Alex, how deep is that hole? How many bags of SLC will it take?
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Ouch!
That last part was uncalled for.
Alex did what he thought he should do. Now he wants help. Hopefully lesson learned.
avenge, you are correct the first shot was a waste of $$. What's your fix?

Alex, how deep is that hole? How many bags of SLC will it take?
It varies from 1/4" to 3/4" rough aggregate exposed. My first go at it took 2+ 50 bags of CementAll, which isn't cheap it's like $22 per bag so F that guy. Lol. I would assume it would call for the same quantity if I use 50 lb SLC.

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I just tried searching for it. Can't find anything online but weldbond glue is that what you mean?? The weldbond gallon universal adhesive??

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Yep, weldbond wood glue. You can probably use other brands of white glue, just read the directions and it should say something about bonding new concrete to bold. Usually dilute it quite a bit with water.
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It varies from 1/4" to 3/4" rough aggregate exposed. My first go at it took 2+ 50 bags of CementAll, which isn't cheap it's like $22 per bag so F that guy. Lol. I would assume it would call for the same quantity if I use 50 lb SLC.
I'm no concrete expert, but isn't that what SLC is for, up to about 2"?
Just use the SLC and be done with it.
Lesson learned.
At least it wasn't the Tree Fiddy school of hard punches. That's rough.
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Weld Crete by Larson, the blue stuff .
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Slc is $30 a bag here, I would have used that.

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“After your mixture has been placed and begins to harden, water cure the area to ensure a strong, crack-free finish.”


Did you water cure it? I’m guessing no. The instructions clearly state to do so to prevent cracking.
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All these replies and not one "that's what she said"

I would've gone with slc for that as well.

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I'm not a tile guy. Used to do a lot of commercial carpet and VCT. We mainly used 2 products for floor repair. Ardex feather finish for smaller spots. If it was a larger area, we'd use Dependable self leveler.
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Ardex is good stuff, but at $50+ bucks a bag. Id say SLC over primer, and stick with one product. The cheep becomes expensive....

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