Small foundation for fireplace hearth

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  1. Apr 8, 2010 #1

    rickcl

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    Hi all. I am at a place in my fireplace remodel where I need to create a smooth and level surface for the granite installers. I have removed some hardwood flooring to make the hearth size code compliant. I was wondering the best way to float a new surface. Just mortar or maybe self leveling concrete?
    I want to add about 1/2" to the existing surface..

    Thanks, Rick

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    I don't think self-leveling compound will go 1/2" deep so mortar is my vote.
     
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    Mortar is going to be your best bet; the depth looks a little short, is that to code?
     
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    Code says 21" depth for 6 sq ft opening. I am at 6.85. Just my luck.
    Yea I think I will go with the mortar bed.

    Thanks all!!
     

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