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Best/good cement patch for basement floor?

Posted by jerry_nj (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 14, 09 at 17:43

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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RE: Best/good cement patch for basement floor?

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.


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RE: Best/good cement patch for basement floor?

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.


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RE: Best/good cement patch for basement floor?

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).


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