Replacing Gypcrete – Seattle

If you live in a Condo in the Seattle area built between 1960 and 1990, chances are you have light weight concrete under you flooring. Originally installed as a sound and fire barrier, over time, as the building settles, the concrete can tend to crack and become un-even. If you have carpet on top, you may not notice. But if you choose to replace you carpet with a hard surface flooring such as Hardwood, Bamboo or Tile, you may need to do some repairs first.

Our normal practice is to fill the cracks and pour a self leveler over the entire surface. This will even out the floor and produce a smooth, level surface.

We recently finished a project in West Seattle where the concrete was so bad, we ended up removing the 1 1/2″ thick layer of light weight concrete and replaced it with 1 1/2″ of Gypcrete. Gypcrete is a stronger version of light-weight concrete, much more resistant to cracking.

Of the two options, repairing the concrete is much less expensive. Leveling costs normally run between $3.00 to $5.00/ sf including materials.

To completely remove the concrete and install a new layer runs between $5.00 and $7.00/ square foot, depending upon the thickness. This is normally only needed when the concrete is so cracked and un-stable that self leveling is not an option.

So if you pull back you carpet and find cracked up concrete, do not despair, it is fixable. Dallas Watson Flooring is experienced with repairing and replacing light weight and gypcrete floors.


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Dallas Watson Flooring

5527 Airport Way S,

Ste B,

Seattle, WA 98108

Phone. 206-890-2689