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Old 06-05-2013, 09:49 AM
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i can't decide if i should cover my slab with tarp or not.
i keep reading how it helps curing but then i read about discoloration from covering with plastic tarp.
should i just leave it as is or should i cover it?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:00 AM
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You can start building as soon as a few days, but a week would be better.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:03 AM
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Keep it covered, it prevents excess moisture from leaving the slab. The water staining doesnt matter, you shouldn't see any of the structural slab after you insulate and the finishes go on.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:41 AM
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Keep it covered, it prevents excess moisture from leaving the slab. The water staining doesnt matter, you shouldn't see any of the structural slab after you insulate and the finishes go on.
i'm using CalSil boards as insulation so there will be fair bit of structural slab exposed
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i'm wondering if it is enough to spray it with water couple of time a day?
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:46 PM
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That works...shade it too if you can.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:12 AM
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thanks for the advice stonecutter

i'm now thinking about next step as in placement of calsil boards, original plan was to place them directly on my slab but now with small mount to keep water away they wont sit flat, what can I do to level that as I don't want to have any wobble under calsil boards so they don't move under dome weight, any tips?
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:07 AM
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Use a dry mix of fire clay and sand spread. I used a wet slurry with a notched trowel but you will need to put something on the CaSi to keep it from sucking all the water out of the slurry if you go that way. Some have suggest margarine.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:39 PM
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I have almost full bag of duragrout could I use that to set my calsil board nice and levelled? this is the bag I got Lanko.com.au
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:01 PM
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I have almost full bag of duragrout could I use that to set my calsil board nice and levelled? this is the bag I got Lanko.com.au
The Duragrout expands.
Whats wrong with good old fashioned sand?
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