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Alexander6

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 5:22 pm Reply with quote

Six months ago I laid a concrete garage floor. It has only had light use but has started to crack and crumble. What did I do wrong and how can I fix it please?
Thanks. Alexander6
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:02 pm Reply with quote

Alexander6 wrote:
Six months ago I laid a concrete garage floor. It has only had light use but has started to crack and crumble. What did I do wrong and how can I fix it please?
Thanks. Alexander6


maybe laid too thin, too weak a mix, laid in frosty conditions, but if we could see a picture..........?
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Alexander6

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply Noseall. Having read your reply I think I did make the mixture too weak and I definately laid it in frosty conditions. I think I'll have to dig it up and start again.
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:22 pm Reply with quote

don't forget, drying out too fast can be a problem too.

concrete loves water and a longish drying time.

it simply hates frost though. icon_wink.gif
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Alexander6

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:33 pm Reply with quote

Thanks again Noseall - I'll be more careful when I lay the new floor, now you've told me the pitfalls.
Alexander6
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:38 pm Reply with quote

Also when you laid id did you knock the air bubbles out in any way?? as these can also cause cracking
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Alexander6

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:17 am Reply with quote

Thanks BigIan. I did tamp it down but I don't think I did a very good job. Thanks for the advice - I'll do better next time.

Alexander6
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:12 pm Reply with quote

Breezer - your pic is required icon_smile.gif
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