How Much Does Floor Leveling Cost at Atlanta, GA?
Concrete leveling can be estimated as costing about half of what replacing the entire floor would cost.
This makes it a much more budget-friendly, and accurate, solution that can save you a far bigger, more costly, and more time-intensive job down the line.
As a general rule of thumb a self-leveling concrete floor will cost around $700-950 per 100 square feet.
What Is Self Leveling Concrete?
Self-leveling concrete floor refers to a polymer-based cement with what are called high flow characteristics. When you lay it, it flows out like a very thick liquid (think pancake batter).
As it dries, it compresses so that its strength is comparable to – and often higher than – traditional concrete.
It’s preferred for flooring that requires a large, smooth area. Many flooring materials have the design technology now to be made thinner while retaining the same strength.
At the same time, many flooring materials come in larger tiles and slabs. This increasing thinness and broadness both mean that the underlying concrete floor needs to be exceptionally leveled.
The mixture being used, time involved in curing, and any application of moisture barrier can also have an impact.
If you don’t have experience in laying a self-leveling concrete floor, do not attempt it on your own. The labor here is well justified.
If you lay a self-leveling floor inaccurately or time it badly, you can be left with an expensive problem to tear back up.
Self-leveling concrete floor means that you need to be aware of the substrate involved, thickness being laid, and whether it needs membrane or primer.
The mixing must be precise in time, speed, and additives used.
Beyond this, there’s a window for application and a curing time involved. Do you need bonding agent or a moisture barrier?
Particular elements in the environment can influence the math that goes into all of this.
When talking about environmental needs, some floors have unique requirements involved in how they’re laid.
A self leveling floor may need rises, slopes, or other elements as a part of the final result. This can impact cost.