#Login Register
Self-leveling concrete - My bonehead mistake
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average


09-19-2011, 12:30 PM #31
rthompson Industry Expert *****
Status: Offline Posts:72 Threads:0 Joined:Sep 2008
I too have tried to feather edge a SLU, but I fiind I have to hit it at just the right time or it is a lot of work. My preference is to let the SLU dry and feather the needed area with something like Ardex SD-F.
Works for me.
Rayt

09-19-2011, 02:06 PM #32
CC Solutions Concrete Moisture Evangelist *******
Status: Offline Posts:1,065 Threads:69 Joined:Dec 2009
That's what I do Ray, except I have the flooring installer do his own feathering... Wink

JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
JGrafton@ccsolves.com

09-19-2011, 02:08 PM #33
eaadams Concrete Moisture Expert *****
Status: Offline Posts:592 Threads:85 Joined:Jul 2010
(09-19-2011, 02:06 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  except I have the flooring installer do his own feathering... Wink

Cough hack cough hack cough cough


09-19-2011, 02:14 PM #34
CC Solutions Concrete Moisture Evangelist *******
Status: Offline Posts:1,065 Threads:69 Joined:Dec 2009
WELL?????

I am out of there while the leveler dries. Besides, anytime I have EVER prepped anything for another installer he always has a problem with my work.

Would you have someone else prep a floor for you??? Huh

JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
JGrafton@ccsolves.com

09-20-2011, 09:38 AM #35
eaadams Concrete Moisture Expert *****
Status: Offline Posts:592 Threads:85 Joined:Jul 2010
(09-19-2011, 02:14 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  Would you have someone else prep a floor for you??? Huh

Most of the moisture companies we work with will do an exceptional job getting the slab ready. Usually with minimal prep on our part. This helps because part of the moisture mitigation cost comes our of our hide as the GC inevitably beats us up. My last mitigated job cost us $20,000 because of the mitigation cost / GC pummeling. But, my s/f cost to install dropped 9% gross because the mitigation company did most of the final feathering / prep.

Had another project where the mitigation company did a poor SLU job requiring a lot of feathering costing me 9.25% s/f gross.

So yea, for me, the SLU guy better do the feathering if I'm not being paid to do it. An 18% swing in added cost on a s/f basis is a killer.

09-20-2011, 09:57 AM #36
CC Solutions Concrete Moisture Evangelist *******
Status: Offline Posts:1,065 Threads:69 Joined:Dec 2009
Typically minimal prep is included in the bid for installing the flooring.

The last job I checked on the final work required by the flooring installer after we installed our SLU was a 3300 sf job and the installer used 1/2 a bag of Feather total.
That was only because we had a cold joint in the center between a large room and a hallway.

The installer did NOT offer to give any money back to the GC after we took almost all his prep work out of the equation. Tongue

JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
JGrafton@ccsolves.com

09-20-2011, 10:01 AM #37
eaadams Concrete Moisture Expert *****
Status: Offline Posts:592 Threads:85 Joined:Jul 2010
Yea minimal prep covers a few saw cuts and doorways.

The installer packed feather into the cold joint? Didn't you alert the GC? That will just be a call back no?

Offer.... I never offer to give money back. But the GC takes it.

09-20-2011, 10:07 AM #38
CC Solutions Concrete Moisture Evangelist *******
Status: Offline Posts:1,065 Threads:69 Joined:Dec 2009
Cold joint when pouring SLU= where the SLU sets to the point it is not workable and another pour to it results in a joint.

JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
JGrafton@ccsolves.com








Possibly Related Threads...
Thread / Author Replies / Views Last Post
4 Replies 5,210 Views
Last Post by Ashok Kakade
05-20-2014, 12:00 PM
13 Replies 13,536 Views
Last Post by eaadams
05-19-2014, 10:55 AM
9 Replies 31,125 Views
Last Post by eaadams
11-08-2013, 01:41 PM
6 Replies 10,441 Views
Last Post by CC Solutions
05-27-2013, 10:05 AM
35 Replies 73,753 Views
Last Post by jim decker
05-01-2013, 07:20 AM
4 Replies 9,965 Views
Last Post by eaadams
01-30-2013, 04:43 PM
32 Replies 69,033 Views
Last Post by CC Solutions
05-08-2012, 07:04 AM
0 Replies 4,129 Views
Last Post by eaadams
03-23-2012, 09:40 AM
23 Replies 56,653 Views
Last Post by foxgeorge
12-15-2011, 01:20 AM
12 Replies 31,104 Views
Last Post by CC Solutions
06-21-2011, 11:47 AM

Users browsing this thread:
2 Guest(s)