Leveling a section of Cement Floor


J

Juggernaut

Heres the situation - my home used to have an oil room holding one of
those large steel tanks.

whoever removed the tank didnt fully remove the metal attaching to the
tank ( small bits visible ) but the big problem is that the cement used
to cover the hole is very uneven and raised a few inched from the level
of the rest of the basement

The section is about 2.5 X 1.5 feet right against the wall. im not sure
if its releveant but sections of this cement look discoloured - old oil
maybe?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Goedjn

Heres the situation - my home used to have an oil room holding one of
those large steel tanks.

whoever removed the tank didnt fully remove the metal attaching to the
tank ( small bits visible ) but the big problem is that the cement used
to cover the hole is very uneven and raised a few inched from the level
of the rest of the basement

The section is about 2.5 X 1.5 feet right against the wall. im not sure
if its releveant but sections of this cement look discoloured - old oil
maybe?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do you feel like telling us what your objective is,
or should we just guess?
 
J

Juggernaut

Goedjn wrote: " Do you feel like telling us what your objective is,
or should we just guess? "
Well smart ass - if you read the subject line you could have deduced
that i wanted to LEVEL the section of uneven floor.
 
P

Proctologically Violated©®

Well, actually, I was a little confused, too. :)

Two strategies, likely both requiring a demolition hammer. Or a hand hammer
and chisel, and about 35 cases of beer.
W/ a wide chisel bit, hold the hammer as parallel to the floor as is
practical, and see if you can't just chip off the high spots level to the
rest of the floor.
Iffin yer *real* lucky, this will work.

If not so lucky, take same demolition hammer w/ a long narrow chisel bit,
chip out the whole raised portion an inch or two below the surface of the
existing floor, and re-pour.
They sell a cupla types of cement, one for thin pours (I think 2" or less),
and the other for thicker sections. Others here would know more about that
part.
But the more you chip out, the more work you make, and the more cement
you'll have to use.

With *real real* luck, that ledge was poured after the floor, and might chip
up real clean.
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E

ephedralover

Goto a tool rental store and rent a 7" angle grinder with a concrete
diamond cup wheel. Get a good mask and with a 8' level, grind away
until the floor is how you like it.
 
P

Proctologically Violated©®

Dude, you want the OP *grind down a few inches of 'crete*???? goodgawd....
That's like filing down a bar instead of just cutting it.
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Proctologically Violated©®

Actually, if the area is only 1.5x2.5 ft, you could do it by hand, w/ lump
hammer and *good* chisel, w/ about 3 cases of beer.
Would also depend on how clean it peeled up. If you then had to go in
another 2-4" and repour, mebbe the demo hammer would still be best. Proly
about $40-50 to rent, $750 to buy--the Bosch.
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