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Old 09-04-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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Cracked Floor

Good evening all. I went to prepare the floor to my master bath to lay 12 x 12 porcelin. When I pulled up the carpet I discovered a crack next to the tub. The crack is approx. 1/2 in above the rest of the floor. What is the best way to go about leveling this and filling in the crack? I have attached a picture. Thank you for any/all advice.
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Old 09-04-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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Is this area loose at all, either way, chip it out and fill with sand mix even with the rest of the floor, let set over night and then tile with a good modified thinset.

Seeing it's a small area, you should be fine without a membrane, unless you have some lying around, I always have some from other jobs for these small patches and cracks.
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. It's not really loose, the chunks in the picture are from when I began chipping it out. I stopped because I second guessed myself.
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Old 09-04-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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We can hope that's the result of a previous patch of some sort. Part of a foundation slab raised a half-inch above the surrounding is a troublesome thing.

I can't tell much from your picher. Does the raised portion appear to be part of the original slab, or does it look like different material?

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Old 09-04-2004, 11:59 PM   #5
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It does look pretty different than the rest of the concrete. I don't know what the previous owners might have done. Is the white coloring around the area left from the carpet?
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If this tub has the drain on the side, right near the patched area it could be where they boxed out the slab. I'd chip it down flush with the slab, if it comes loose go ahead and take out what you can and patch it back.
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:23 PM   #7
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Thanks, your exactly right the drain is right next to this area. Does any of you recommend a specific product for this?. I'm hesitant to go ask HD. I bought some products there when I did my kitchen, prior to me finding this forum, fortunately I found this place in time. Pretty much everything they suggested was not thought of very highly by professionals. I had a pro that I know make sure I was good to go and had to take back the thin set before I started, it was totally wrong. So my confidence is pretty low on their opinion now.
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Welcome aboard, Hersh.

You can use any cement product you have around to fill the small space. If the whole chunk doesn't chip out, just get it down level with the floor and hit it with a little thin set. Soup it up and let it drain down into the crack.
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for all your help.
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