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by basicman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracks in basement concrete floor
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Cracks in basement concrete floor

I moved a shower drain last year and was able to see that they used only gravel to backfill. When I did the bathroom floor (adjacent room) there was no such cracks in that room. If you look at the picture with the current flooring, it looks like the cracks are also extending in the main area (but th...
by basicman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracks in basement concrete floor
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Cracks in basement concrete floor

Hello folks, I am about to cover this floor with SPC vinyl flooring. I want to take care of these concrete cracks before I do so (fill them with epoxy), but I am wondering if these are "normal" or not. There are many of them and some are kind of "huge" (to my first home owner's eyes). Some more info...
by basicman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling

Ok, was not expecting that answer, but it's good to know.
Just for my peace of mind, I'll fill it with Sika epoxy.

Thanks again!
by basicman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling

Hi jeb101, thanks for the heads up.

The house is 5 years old and the crack has been there since we got into the house, 4 years ago. looking at picture, the crack hasn't really expanded. Also, we never observed water coming from the crack.

I'll look for both hydraulic cement and epoxy.
by basicman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Fixing basement concrete floor crack before tiling

Hello Shannon,

I'm about to tile a room in my basement and I have this small crack in the floor.
Do you think I should bother fixing it at all? If so, what product would you recommend?

PS: I'll be putting Schluter DITRA under the tile.

Thanks !

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by basicman
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steel stud ceiling framing
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Steel stud ceiling framing

Thanks for the feedback, A. Spruce & Shannon. I'll give the wood lumber a try, then. Using the "crown" concept should help! Still, I have two questions regarding the ceiling: 1. Do you think 2x4 lumber is sufficient to support the drywall for size of the room (11' x 8') if spaced 16" OC? I'll be usi...
by basicman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steel stud ceiling framing
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Steel stud ceiling framing

This is the steel stud configuration I have in mind where the right portion would be my 2x4 wood frame.

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by basicman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steel stud ceiling framing
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Steel stud ceiling framing

Hi Shannon, I'm in the middle of my bathroom remodeling project. The bathroom is in a cold-room like room, meaning all walls, ceiling and floor is concrete. Below sketchup is my framing plan. Not shown is the 2" of rigid EPS and the concrete ceiling. http://i.imgur.com/LdqBVYc.png I just framed the ...
by basicman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Concrete anchors acting as thermal bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Concrete anchors acting as thermal bridge

Regarding joists: The project is to build a bathroom in a "cold room" (all concrete walls, ceiling and floor). I am building the walls first, secure them to concrete walls, then add ceiling joists attached to those walls. Regarding the anchoring method, this is exactly what I had in mind. I'm glad y...
by basicman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Concrete anchors acting as thermal bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Concrete anchors acting as thermal bridge

Hi Shannon, I want to first thank you for all your great videos. :mrgreen: Long story short, I'm framing a room in my basement and I want to attach the walls to the concrete foundation. The layers are: 8" concrete foundation >> 3" rigid insulation panel of expanded polystyrene with a laminated refle...