To save money when carrying out repairs in an apartment, you need to perform many types of work yourself. To do this, you need to know, for example, how to make a floor screed with your own hands. Screed is a sexual layer, intended for laying the floor covering. It is on its quality indicators that the future performance of the floor will depend.
Floor screed can be of two types:
Using the damper tape
When using all types of screeds, except for self-leveling, the screed layer should exceed 3 cm.
Construction of the screed
The bottom of the walls around the perimeter is glued with a ruberoid tape so that its width exceeds the future layer of the screed by 15 cm. If on the floor surface there are holes or slots, process them with a non-shrinking glue that will protect your neighbors from the bottom of the screed.
A further step to self-fill the screed arrangement of beacons. The course of further work depends on the quality of their installation. The role of lighthouses will play T-shaped guides of metal. They are fixed with a screed solution. The first lighthouse is located at a distance of 20 cm from the surface of the wall. The rest of the lighthouses are attached parallel to each other in increments of 30-40 cm. Having laid the lighthouses on the solution, align them with a level. It is necessary to level in all directions from the lighthouses. If the level on the entire surface of the floor is zero, then you did everything correctly, then it remains to wait for the solution to solidify.
Aligning the screed
Screed casting technology Once the beacons are installed and the solution is completely frozen, you can start the screed filling directly. This is done as follows: a mixed solution is poured between two beacons, starting from the far wall. Further, using the rule, the layer is leveled towards itself. Similarly, the entire surface of the floor is poured. It is advisable to carry out this process with a partner who will level the layer while you are kneading a new portion of the solution.
After all the room is covered with a screed, the process is not over yet. You need to provide optimal conditions for its drying. For complete hardening of the layer will take from 24 to 28 days. To prevent the screed from drying out early, it must be sprayed with water several times a day for at least 14 days. Or you can lay a plastic wrap on the floor and moisten it as it dries.
You can walk on the floor a week later, but the screed will be ready for use only after a month. If you hurry, then all the work done may be spoiled, and you have to start all over again.
After the required amount time, you need to make sure the quality of the screed.
This process of self-priming the floor screed can be considered finished, and if you have done everything, following the technology, then your floor will serve you the maximum allowable period and will please you and the whole family.
Otherwise, you will have to redo all the work first or seek the help of professionals, and this in turn will require large financial costs.
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Detailed instructions for performing floor screed in video format: