Remove screed

There are not really many reasons to actually remove screed - this is also a very strenuous and laborious job. In many cases, the screed can still be repaired, even joints and resulting gaps can be filled, even an uneven surface can be quite smooth and level with suitable repair methods. You only have to remove the screed if the screed construction as such is irreparably damaged. Here only helps to grab hammer and chisel.

Remove screed is bone work - even with professional device

The best way to get started is with a suitable device - which has proven to be most suitable for screed removal is to use a heavy-duty rotary hammer with a suitable chisel attachment. The simultaneously beating and rotating chisel in a hammer drill ensures that the material is first worn down and then broken out piece by piece. Above all, the efficiency of the hammer drill is crucial here, from 750 watts upwards it should be. In addition, however, the power of the single stroke is crucial, here should be on the data sheet at least 2-3 joules, the more, the better. When working, it is imperative to wear a dust mask, and a suitably efficient stone and concrete vacuum cleaner should then absorb the debris best. For the removal of the screed but you have to expect even with professional device with about 10-12 hours per 40 square meters of floor space in any case, the necessary force should not be underestimated. Working with the hammer drill are extremely stressful.

The time factor

When removing an old screed and applying a new one, you also have to take into account the necessary drying time until the new screed is actually ready for use again. Here, the work in the room may come to a standstill for several weeks. In contrast, fall in most repair methods so long drying times. If the screed is still to be saved by sanding, filling and impregnating, it should in any case remain in place.

Video Board: Old screed floor removed using a PCD Diamonds