Pouring concrete over wood floor

by ST
(Alabama)

Q. I have took up my carpet and foam, cleaned my subfloor and I would like to pour cement. Should I put an anti fracture peel and stick membrane down on the wood then pour cement? How thick should my cement floor be?

A. Concrete weighs 25lbs per square foot when it is 2" thick. You would have to have an engineer check your sub-floor to make sure it would support this kind of weight.

If it would then 2" is minimum, 3" would be better (but more weight). Saw contraction joints about every 6' to help control cracking.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Concrete Floor Questions.



If you liked this, please share.  Thanks!

Subscribe to my monthly newsletter

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The everything-about-concrete.com newsletter.

Search This Website

Custom Search


Language Translator





Site Sponsers





That's us Pumping a slab!