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     Joe updated 4 days, 15 hours ago 2 Members · 12 Posts
  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    June 21, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Joe,

    Going back and forth between Ardex and self-leveler on my concrete subfloor. I dont recall you mentioning a reason to not use leveler, but would like to hear your thoughts. The concrete has residual carpet adhesive which will not come off, and I’d prefer to not have to mechanically remove it if possible. Does Ardex require a primer like self-leveler?

    Thanks

  • Joe

    Administrator
    June 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    What kind of glue is it? Can u take a pic of it.

  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    June 21, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    I have no idea what kind it is. It’s about 25 years old, and predates me. The whole floor has that dark and light look to it.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    June 22, 2021 at 8:08 am
  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    June 28, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Joe, just saw your response., Thanks for the info. I just wanted to confirm that multiple coats of Ardex/Henry’s can be done for deeper spots. Thanks

  • Joe

    Administrator
    June 29, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Yes! as many coats as needed.

  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    July 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Hey Joe,

    I feel like I’m going down the rabbit hole with my subfloor. Had the laminate 90% done, then tore up half to patch some areas. Put it back down, and it’s still soft in some spots. The first pic is the level on what must be a hump, which I originally thought was a “normal” spot with low areas on both sides.I’m guessing I need to take up the floor and grind that down? The floor drops to the right of the pic by 1/4 towards the garage door.

    The 2nd pic is another area I’m chasing towards my patio door. The left edge of the level is where the laminate will meet tile. Should I build that up? I feel like the patching I have done in some areas has created high spots. I’m getting ready to bring the whole floor up and start over. ugh

  • Joe

    Administrator
    July 17, 2021 at 6:37 am
  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    July 17, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Hi Joe, how do I upload a video? It is 385MB, is there a good way to shrink it down?

  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    July 17, 2021 at 9:12 am

  • CHRISTOPHER SEES

    Member
    July 19, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Well, I ended up taking up the floor, again. I’m just now sure if I’m better off using a smaller straight edge or longer to chase the issues and also deal with the drop off towards the tile area.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    July 19, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Yes, use a smaller straight edge

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