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Unread 11-25-2020, 02:12 PM   #16
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Ideas for Concrete Floor Leveling

Hello again. Starting planning on another tile project and looking for some cost effective ideas to raise/level an old porch floor that has now been fully enclosed in the heated square footage of the house. The 23ft long floor has a 2" slope across the 8.5ft width.

I initially thought about using SLC but when I made the volume calculations, it came to about 17cuft of material or 34 bags of levelquik.

Are there any other suggestions that I should consider? Thought about having a concrete company come and do a 3-4" pour (floor is 6" lower than rest of the house) but Im guessing it would still require an SLC pour to get flat but with a lot less material.

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Unread 11-25-2020, 02:46 PM   #17
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Welcome back, Bruce.

Seems we've been here before. I'd give the same advice as last time.

Keep in mind that your tiles don't care whether you level the floor or not. They care only about flat. The larger the tiles, the more they care. If you want the floor level, that's a different story.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Unread 11-25-2020, 03:20 PM   #18
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OOPS. Sorry for the duplication. I put this project on hold last year and just coming back to it.

Appreciate the advice as always.
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Unread 11-26-2020, 09:04 AM   #19
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The only thing that I can think of is filling it with another product, like concrete, to within 1/2 inch, or so, and then self leveling over it. I don't know if that's more cost friendly or not
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