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Old 10-23-2009, 09:49 PM
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I poured my insulating layer of vermiculite and Portland cement about four days ago. It feels a little spongy on the edges...Is this normal?
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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I think that is proabbly normal. I noticed the edges were a bit fragile on mine as well. The brick floor will displace the weight evenly over the entire insulating layer...should be real sturdy. Of course, that is assuming you used the correct vermiculite/cement ratio.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:49 PM
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I poured my insulating layer of vermiculite and Portland cement about four days ago. It feels a little spongy on the edges...Is this normal?
This is normal, it takes a week to harden to the cork-like consistency, and it still will be crumbly around the edges.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:51 PM
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Yep, normal.

Everyone reports it as looking "spongy" but it will support a surprising load.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:27 PM
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Thanks, it sounds like I can move forward.
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