Best/good cement patch for basement floor?

jerry_njDecember 14, 2009

Looking at Home Depot I see in the ready mix bags:

5000 High Strength

Crack Resistant

Concrete Mix Regular

Mason Mix

Mortar Mix

and more, I also read somewhere to look for acrylic, vinyl or gypsum for best adhesion.

Looking for advice on the best ready mix available at Home Depot or Lowes or local hardware stores.

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mike_kaiser_gw

Jerry, you should more completely describe the repair you need to make so people can make recommendations.

Mason and Mortar mixes are typically used to "stick" things together, like block and brick. Or used to repair such joints.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:13AM
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joed

To fill in a hole from moving pipes etc then regular concrete. Mortar or masonary is not for floors. It is for brick laying.

If you are trying to patch a bad surface of a floor then none of those are for that job.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:23AM
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jerry_nj

Thanks, I want to fill a gap between a floating slab that is in very good shape and the cement block wall that is also in very good shape. There are no water problems, but my Radon is a bit high. I figure filling the gap will reduce the inflow of Radon, I need to get the count down only a couple of points.

Again, there is no water problem. The walls have a modern footing and "French Drain" with a gravity feed "sump" line (comes out down the hill below the footing level).

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:09AM
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