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  1. Aug 19, 2019 #1

    topher5150

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    Let me start with what happened and what needs to be done. When the previous homeowner bought the house he ripped up all the carpet in the basement and covered the whole floor in leveling cement because it was so pitted. The front half turned out pretty good but the further back you went the worse it got to the point that the floor was the consistency of a gravel road. So I chipped all that junk up and decided that it probably would be best to have a pro look at it. He said what needs to be filled is really to shallow. He gave us two options we raise the floor 3"-4", which wont work because we have radiant heat, and then I won't be able to fit in basement; option 2 which is the cut the floor down 3"-4" and fill it back up make it look nice and pretty. Option 2 would cost us around $900-$1100 for demo and laying cement.
    What are your opinions on this?
     
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    Brian Famous

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    If you are going to have something done in the home you are planning on enjoying for the next 20+ years, do it right.
    If this is a flip home, or only a house for the next 2-3 years, maybe explore more options...

    But also, always get quotes (and ideas) from more than one pro.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2019 #3

    Rusty

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    Get a couple more quotes.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2019 #4

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    3-4 inches in either direction sounds like a new concrete pour. If you go down by 4 inches, what happens to your radiant heat? If you go up, won't the heat need to be reset near the top? Does his price include that?
    Self-leveling cement doesn't need to be deep at all, but it can't be considered a finished surface. You would have to cover it with something like vinyl planks or tile or something similar.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2019 #5

    Rusty

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    He has no idea what he is talking about. "too shallow"? You can use self leveling only 1/2" thick. Get someone else.
     

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