Apply leveling compound to concrete correctly

An uneven ground not only looks ugly, it can also be a dangerous pitfall. On concrete you can use the leveling compound as well as on many other floors. Read here how it works.

Renovate old buildings and compensate for uneven concrete floors

Old buildings as well as other unused spaces offer many expansion reserves for home improvement and for all who need additional space. Often, the old concrete floors, the renovators but before problems because uneven floors provide difficulties. Leveling compound and leveling compound are helpful means of effectively removing these bumps and then laying new floor coverings. Laying these floor coverings on level floors is not only a matter of appearance, but also one of safety. Uneven floors can quickly become dangerous trip hazards. With the right approach, attics and basements can be easily renovated and serve a purpose.

Leveling compound as a basis for new floor coverings on concrete

The right leveling compound for concrete floors offers you numerous advantages:

  • she is self-leveling
  • The fast-setting compound can be processed quickly
  • Resin-treated materials produce load-bearing screed floors
  • Depending on the material, the materials can be used both outdoors and indoors
  • It can also compensate for larger bumps up to 50 millimeters in thickness

The processing of the material is kept quite simple. It only has to be mixed and applied to the appropriate floor surface. However, it is important that the floor surfaces are clean, free of cracks, dry, free of separating layers and, of course, sufficiently load-bearing.

Work with leveling compound and screed

Leveling compound and screed are among the most commonly used products for the renovation of ailing basement floors or floors in other rooms. In the application, it is important to decouple the soil mass from the wall. This is done with suitable insulating strips, which must be laid at the edge of the room. In the basement, it should be noted that the mass is not applied higher than absolutely necessary. This is important in order to reduce the room heights as little as possible. Also do not forget that the materials are often not very cheap and should therefore be used only to compensate for minor bumps or holes. Screed is an alternative wherever it does not have to go fast and the risk of cracking during the period of dehydration is low.

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