Concrete floor screed

During the overhaul of any room or when building a new one almost always the question arises, how best to equip the floor. Floor covering you can choose at your discretion, but the base of the floor should be very high quality and durable. Concrete screed floor is just suitable for solving this issue.
To make the concrete floor screed flawlessly, you need to approach this issue seriously.
First of all, you need to prepare everything you need to ensure that the concrete floor screed is completed without delay. For this useful:
  • concrete mixer;
  • sand;
  • cement (best brand 500);
  • if there are interruptions in the supply of water - make an abundant supply of water;
  • water vapor barrier;
  • work tool (shovels, buckets, trowel, rule, etc.).

If everything is ready, we start work. First, prepare a quality base for the future screed. To do this, remove all construction and household waste from the room. Then over the entire area of ​​the floor, under the future screed, spread out the vapor barrier.
Concrete floor screed

Its edges should protrude on the walls. After that, put the beacons on the floor. These can be special lighthouses made of metal (sold in hardware stores), as well as bricks laid on the level of cement mortar (if the thickness of the screed overlaps the height of the brick). When this work is done, the lighthouses should be left for a day to fix them on the cement mortar.
Concrete floor screed

The next day after the installation of the lighthouses we fill the floor with concrete. In order to make the concrete floor screed perfectly, it is first necessary to prepare a quality solution from the sand-cement mix.
Concrete floor screed

For quick preparation of such a solution, put sand and cement (preferably grade 500) in a concrete mixer in the ratio of 3/1. Turn on the concrete mixer and gradually add water to the cement-sand mixture until this mixture resembles wet clay in its consistency. Stir the solution well in the concrete mixer so that all the cement and sand lumps are stirred and turned into a single mass. Then fill the space between the walls and the beacons with cement mortar. As a rule, remove the excess solution by moving the rule sideways with respect to the beacons.If in some place the screed has subsided, it is necessary to add cement mortar there and re-repeat all movements with the rule. Pay attention that the edges of the water vapor barrier protrude onto the wall and do not remain under the solution. Thus, it is necessary to fill in the rest of the screed.
Concrete floor screed

Concrete floor screed

Concrete floor screed

It is important to carry out each mix of a new portion of cement mortar immediately after the production of the previous one. To have already laid screed did not have time to dry. When the floor is covered with concrete, leave it to dry. You need to allocate from 2 to 3 days. After the floor is completely dry, cut off all the edges of the water vapor barrier projecting on the walls. After you complete all the above steps, the concrete floor screed will be completed.

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