Leveling a section of Cement Floor


Heres the situation - my home used to have an oil room holding one of those large steel tanks.
whoever removed the tank didnt fully remove the metal attaching to the tank ( small bits visible ) but the big problem is that the cement used to cover the hole is very uneven and raised a few inched from the level of the rest of the basement
The section is about 2.5 X 1.5 feet right against the wall. im not sure if its releveant but sections of this cement look discoloured - old oil maybe?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Do you feel like telling us what your objective is, or should we just guess?
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Goedjn wrote: " Do you feel like telling us what your objective is,

Well smart ass - if you read the subject line you could have deduced that i wanted to LEVEL the section of uneven floor.
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Well, actually, I was a little confused, too. :)
Two strategies, likely both requiring a demolition hammer. Or a hand hammer and chisel, and about 35 cases of beer. W/ a wide chisel bit, hold the hammer as parallel to the floor as is practical, and see if you can't just chip off the high spots level to the rest of the floor. Iffin yer *real* lucky, this will work.
If not so lucky, take same demolition hammer w/ a long narrow chisel bit, chip out the whole raised portion an inch or two below the surface of the existing floor, and re-pour. They sell a cupla types of cement, one for thin pours (I think 2" or less), and the other for thicker sections. Others here would know more about that part. But the more you chip out, the more work you make, and the more cement you'll have to use.
With *real real* luck, that ledge was poured after the floor, and might chip up real clean. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, for *Anyone BUT* a Democrat or a Republican Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Life entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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Actually, if the area is only 1.5x2.5 ft, you could do it by hand, w/ lump hammer and *good* chisel, w/ about 3 cases of beer. Would also depend on how clean it peeled up. If you then had to go in another 2-4" and repour, mebbe the demo hammer would still be best. Proly about $40-50 to rent, $750 to buy--the Bosch. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, but NOT for a Democrat or a Republican. Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Family's Life. entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs
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Goto a tool rental store and rent a 7" angle grinder with a concrete diamond cup wheel. Get a good mask and with a 8' level, grind away until the floor is how you like it.
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Dude, you want the OP *grind down a few inches of 'crete*???? goodgawd.... That's like filing down a bar instead of just cutting it. -- Mr. P.V.'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY Stop Corruption in Congress & Send the Ultimate Message: Absolutely Vote, but NOT for a Democrat or a Republican. Ending Corruption in Congress is the Single Best Way to Materially Improve Your Family's Life. entropic3.14decay at optonline2.718 dot net; remove pi and e to reply--ie, all d'numbuhs

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