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We are also the only service providers of the DustRam® System in the Phoenix Metro areas.  This is a premium service for removing tile, saltillo, stone, slate, concrete and wood flooring dust free.  We also provide the DustRam® System for floor preparation & flattening to a tolerance of 1/16" in 50 linear feet.  Please visit azhomefloors.com for more information on these amazing services!

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Concrete Leveling

Why do you need concrete leveling?  It’s important anytime you install any type of flooring.  When your concrete floor is level, you can be sure that your new flooring will look its best. It’s also an important step from a financial standpoint because most manufacturer warranties are voided if the installation is done over uneven concrete.

 

Here are some of the problems, which can be remedied with concrete leveling:

  •     Low or “sunken” concrete

  •     Uneven concrete

  •     Cracked concrete

  •     Different levels of adjoining concrete slabs

  •     Dangerous spots that might cause tripping

  •     Concrete adjoining the main house with an Arizona room

It's a shame that more care is not taken when the slab is poured during building construction.  Better quality control at that stage could eliminate the need for many floor preparation costs.  After the foundation has been poured and finished, the only way to remedy an uneven surface is with concrete grinding on the high spots or concrete leveling to fill in the low spots.  Often, both methods are needed to make a floor flat.

Concrete leveling using an aluminum screed."Self-leveling underlayments" sound great, but they are only self-leveling if applied properly, and that takes skill.  This picture shows how the leveler was applied and an aluminum screed was used to control its depth.  Without the screed, it would be very easy to over pour the concrete leveler and create a hump.  Because dried concrete leveler is more than four times as hard as concrete, a hump would be very difficult to grind down.  The concrete leveler is expensive too, and can make for a costly mistake if it is not applied correctly.

Before we apply leveler, we always "scarify" or roughen the surface of the floor where the leveler will be applied.  This is because primers don’t bind effectively if old coatings or adhesives are still on the floor.  Special tools and equipment are needed to prepare the old concrete before applying the leveler, and most do-it-yourselfers don't have the right equipment.  Entire sections of leveler can peel away like a pancake if the sub floor is not properly prepared!  With concrete leveler, you have one chance to get it right… if you don’t, everything else will fail.  If you haven't already, please watch the video above to see a demonstration. 

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