Some jobs and sites need precision. Your machinery or the nature of what you do in your space requires a perfectly level floor. Self-leveling concrete allows for this millimeter level of precision beyond what humans may be able to achieve on their own. Created around the 1970s in the United States, it has shown for many years now why this is a valuable asset for a concrete company like ourselves to offer the best to all of our customers. Self-leveling concrete is the perfect concrete that you just may be looking for. This may seem like such a strange thing, but please call us, and we can let you know just what goes into making this fantastic product genuinely remarkable.
Basics of Self-Leveling Concrete
This concrete is unlike other types as a polymer has modified it. This polymer-modified concrete has a higher flow over traditional concrete much in the way that you would see with water. There is no need for the use of excessive amounts of water which would only slow down the drying process of your concrete and potentially weakening its chemical structure. Self-leveling concrete is, in fact, reinforced thanks to the polymer and has equal or better strength than your run of the mill concrete. Often when you want to cover the surface with something like floor tiles, having that perfectly level surface will indeed help. Especially if you are using large tiles, the precision leveling of self-leveling concrete is a must as the tiles are inflexible and you do not want to use more mud to get them right. In the end, you will end up with a messy product, and it will just not look good at all. Unlike the peanut butter consistency of traditional concrete, this has more of a pancake batter like viscosity to it. The self-leveling concrete is poured over your main surface with a layer that is usually about a quarter of an inch though some can be thinner at around half that.
Choices of Self-Leveling Concrete
Like with other concrete additives there are options for you to choose from when using self-leveling concrete. There are underlayment or toppings. Underlayment is when you are using the self-leveling concrete with a preexisting subfloor. The self-leveling concrete with fill in and level out any of the irregularities that the subfloor will have in it, giving you a final level surface. This is intended for the eventual use of another floor surface such as tiles. The other method is known as toppings, and this is for the intention that your floor surface will be the concrete itself. As well, just like with traditional concrete you can polish, dye, and detail to your heart’s desires. Self-leveling concrete is a wonder of a material.
When it comes to the finishing options of self-leveling concrete added to the materials ability to level itself out correctly you cannot go wrong with your choice here. Self-leveling concrete is your only choice when precision is the name of the game.