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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to XoX

Re: Basement renovation project

My bad, I thought you said you HAD a lot left over (And not WILL have a lot).

Ya Rona and Reno depot can sell it, but you have to order it (they don't hold it in stock).

Platon is okay too, but it has a lot less compressive strenght (cannot carry as much weight per square foot).


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
said by alkizmo:

My bad, I thought you said you HAD a lot left over (And not WILL have a lot).

Ya Rona and Reno depot can sell it, but you have to order it (they don't hold it in stock).

Platon is okay too, but it has a lot less compressive strenght (cannot carry as much weight per square foot).

i am buying soon if thing are going the right way but for now i am budgeting the thing...

The trouble i have now is determining the best way of anchoring rebar or galvanized rod into the wall because before i put the membrane, i need to pour a slap and something like a small pony wall to level thing. The builder when the house was build only poured some concrete on top of the rock (a cap of rock) and it followed the shape of it so it's far from be leveled.

On the ground i am thinking of using hydraulic cement (for now) because it's supposed to expand and should jam them there and prevent water. These rebar will be to prevent the new concrete from sliding on top of the old one with that stupid big slope.

For the wall, i am not sure. I have read about anchoring adhesive like Sika and Quickrete but the one that fit my need seem to require a special gun to apply and they cost a lot.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
Have you considered self-leveling compound? It might be a lot of compound, but some contractors can lay it down for you and the material cost would be at bulk.


XoX

join:2003-08-19
Qc, Canada
Yes but it will not work because i can not fix the whole elevation difference unless i pour at some place at least 1 feet to equalize the high.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
Yeah I guess you'll need them to go grind up the surface of the concrete slab, then pour more concrete over it to balance everything.

Of course, if the floor is still flat, but angled, then it should be "okay" because you still want a slope for if the basement gets flooded and you want water to accumulate in a low point where your french drain/sump pump should be.