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Herb    Posted 07-23-2004 at 00:55:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm still trying to turn my garage into a pool hall. I have a three inch wall around the edge of the slab that the walls sit on. Inside of the wall is about a two inch trench that's maybe a quarter inch deep. How do I fill in that little trench so as to make the carpet lay flat? All help appreciated.

Gene SC    Posted 07-23-2004 at 02:45:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I follow you it's a little trench in the
concrete slab?? you can probably use some grout
or (sand mix) ready mix concrete. although
it may not stay since it is so thin. Armstrong
makes a product called "floor level" that will
work pretty good. canbe purchased at "Lowe's-
or HD: hope this helps......Gene......

Pitch    Posted 07-23-2004 at 02:40:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Quikrete makes a concrete patch that would be ideal for that.
You may not want to though. it is possible that you have a 'floating slab' That is when the footers and wall is poured and the the slab is intentionally poured inside the wall with a small gap to allow the slab to move or float independent of the wall. This method prevents cracking of the wall should the floor move.

deadcarp    Posted 07-23-2004 at 09:24:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup - of the floor's sloped towards the door, the trench is probably for drainage when you hose it out. If you still want a rug in there, why not put a strip of expanded metal or something over the trench and run the rug right over it? :)

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