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  • Is it easy to add layer of concrete on ground floor of a house?

    Hi, I'm sorry for asking weird questions - say I would like to add an inch or two of concrete on my ground floor -
    Is it easy to do? Just rip off carpets and get a contractor to apply wet concrete?

    Or is it a "don't even go there" type of scenario?
    It's a concrete house with a concrete floor and rectangular type (hollow??) concrete block walls on the ground floor at least.

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    The trick will be stopping it from breaking up.

    It would need to adhere to the bottom concrete really well.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    • #3
      I think min is 50mm to hold up in place. Other than that should be fine

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      • #4
        It'll take more than 2 inches of concrete to cover a body.

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        • #5
          call a solid plasterer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Kane View Post
            It'll take more than 2 inches of concrete to cover a body.
            present it as art?

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            • #7
              laying a polythene film and then 50mm concrete is an accepted damp-proof method

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              • #8
                Hi my apologies I didn't see any notification for replies and hence wasn't aware of your replies.

                Thanks John, is there a best "type" of contractor to contact to do this? Yes this is exactly my issue, there are water coming out of the cracked concrete floor in certain spots and I was hoping to solve it by putting more concrete

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jimO View Post
                  call a solid plasterer
                  Ok thanks, do I need to indicate which material to use?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John the builder View Post
                    laying a polythene film and then 50mm concrete is an accepted damp-proof method
                    Yes I am trying to solve water coming out of the cracks in the concrete which is slightly below ground level (not sure by how much but not more than a few inches)

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                    • #11
                      Any concrete contractor will sort you out

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                      • #12
                        thanks for that. i'll look for a concrete contractor

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                        • #13
                          waterproofing is specialist coating

                          you dont need the concrete but a reputable specialist applicator with a product that can withstand hydrostatic water pressure and it should go up the wall as well. If not done properly water will track somewhere else and gain entry (at the edges for example). Try Gunac waterproofing

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                          • #14
                            Water coming out of the cracks in the floor? This sounds strange. Hopefully this isn’t going to cause foundation issues

                            Do you have any photos?

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                            • #15
                              I'm not worried about foundation issues,
                              There is a very fine hairline that water comes out when the rain is heavy as the concrete floor is below ground level.
                              If the house falls down I'll build another one.

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