How to Make Your Own Concrete Floor Leveling Slurry

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Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape

  • Self-leveling concrete mix

  • Water

  • Mixing container

  • Mechanical stirring device

Professional grade cement mixer. A 5-gallon bucket and power drill will usually suffice

A concrete floor leveling slurry is a simple mixture of a concrete mix and water. It is a soupy mixture that is often used to fill in spalling in concrete floors, or to level out a sloped or recessed area in concrete. It is very easy to mix and use.

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Step 1

Measure out the area that will be covered with the concrete slurry. The dimensions obtained are vital in determining exactly how much slurry will be needed for your project. For example, a 50-pound bag of Quikrete Self-Leveling Floor Resurfacer will yield enough slurry to cover 25 square feet at a quarter-inch depth. Some simple math may be required if your area is deeper or on an incline.

Step 2

Consult the directions on your brand of self-leveling concrete mix, and determine the ratio of mix and water to be used in the slurry. For small repairs, a 5-gallon bucket will be enough for a 50-pound bag of mix, but this can be increased as needed.

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Step 3

While adding the dry mix into the water, stir the slurry with a mechanical stirring device. This may be a semi-automatic device for small-scale production, or even a drill with a mixing attachment. Again, follow instructions on the package to see how long and at what speed the slurry should be mixed for optimum consistency.

Step 4

The mixed slurry may now be utilized in your project. Whether it be for filling spalling in a concrete floor, leveling out a gradation, or repairing cracks, a concrete floor leveling slurry is an easy way to make repairs on your own.

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Parker Hotchkiss

Parker Hotchkiss graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications, information sciences and media, focusing in digital media arts and technology. The bulk of his work was produced for internal uses or small-scale distribution, but a love for technology drives him to write for Demand Studios.