Many times, depending on sub floor conditions, we use Hydroment Ultraset Urethane for crack isolation. In our opinion, there is no better crack isolation product that performs better. If you have a badly cracked concrete subfloor, and need to figure a way out to prevent cracking of Stone, Tile, or Porcelain, this is the correct crack isolation product to use before adhering the flooring. This project was the worst of the worst, and IS NOT typical of what we run into. In the picture you can see a very large crack that we had to grind flat. What you can’t see in this picture is all the smaller cracks that ran throughout the project. That is why we are fully covering the concrete floor. Without a product like this, this customers travertine would begin cracking in a relatively short amount of time.
When cracks are very straight we choose to use another type of product called Flex Guard. But, when cracks are crooked and wavy the quickest and most effective way of crack isolation is to handle this with Hydroment Ultraset Urethane. Used properly, I can guarantee that cracking from horizontal movement will never occur in the flooring.
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