If you’re a weekend warrior and handyperson who only relies on yourself when it comes to home repairs, then this is the right place for you to be. After all, you fix all of your own plumbing issues, built your own water feature in the backyard, and even laid the brick for your new deck. Why wouldn’t you do your own concrete floor leveling?
If you read through this and decide doing your own concrete leveling isn’t quite right for you, then the concrete contractors and experts at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair can help. Besides — if cost is the main reason you want to go DIY instead of with concrete contractors in Nashville, then you may be surprised at how affordable your project could be (especially because we won’t make costly mistakes). Get a free quote today, or read on to learn how to do it yourself.
1. Clean The Area
Not to be forgotten, it’s essential to thoroughly clean the area in which you’ll be applying the self-leveling compound. During this time, you should also find the low spots on the floor by using your straightedge.
2. Mix The Concrete
First, add most of the water to your bucket, wheelbarrow, or another container. Then add the self-leveling compound and mix until it’s a good consistency. Next, mix in the remaining water and get ready to pour!
3. Pour The Concrete
In the previously identified low spots, pour the mixed compound on the floor. Using a back and forth motion with your straightedge, level out the mixture. Using a trowel, push the compound toward your straightedge and move throughout the entire area. You’ll notice the compound beginning to set as you trowel the edges with a float trowel. Get as even a surface as you can so you have your smooth concrete floor at the end of your hard work.
4. Clean All Tools
Even if you’re moving to a different area of your home to do more concrete leveling, it’s vital to clean all the tools — especially the straightedge — effectively and immediately. The self-leveling compound will dry and set on these tools quickly, and you’ll need them usable for your next areas. If your straightedge, for example, isn’t clean for the next area, then you won’t be able to actually get a smooth, straight edge while doing concrete floor leveling.
5. Add Final Touches
There’s a certain amount of time between the compound setting and it curing completely. During this time, you’ll want to observe your work and use a floor scraper to smooth out any final areas so you can reach your goal of a smooth concrete floor.
Now you know how to level a concrete floor! Overwhelmed by the thought of concrete floor leveling? Hire concrete contractors for your project. Driveway repair, concrete raising, leveling cement, or concrete sidewalk leveling could be too much for a quick DIY project on the weekend, but we can help. Get a free quote today from A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville.