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Discuss What to fill this gap with? in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. WDavison

    WDavison Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Need to tile my vestibule but theres a large 5 by 4 inch deep gap behind the door that someone has previously filled with wood and expanding foam.

    What would be best to fill this gap with ready for tile?

    First thought was just cement but prob would create a rising damp issue there I guess.

    Cheers

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  2. WDavison

    WDavison Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Oh to add, I'd dig all the wood and foam out first!
     
  3. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    If it’s as deep as you say, l would use a fast setting concrete on a plastic dpc vertical and horizontal also fold at ends.
     
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  4. WDavison

    WDavison Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    What about a thick brush on type stuff then fill with concrete?
     
  5. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    That would also work , an aqueous bitumen type compound.
     
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  6. GetaGrip

    GetaGrip New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Lancaster
    I just used Blue Circle Quick Repair Concrete on a similar trench in floor and it worked a treat, would recommend.
     
  7. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    Not sure why l got a dislike ? above, for suggesting an aqueous bitumen solution could be used instead of a physical dpc as first suggested, it’s mainly used as a tanking and dpc membrane, usually requiring two or three coats.
     
  8. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    Disagree rather.
     
  9. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Don’t worry about it.

    Just ignore the reputation system like I do. You just need to change your preferences so you’re not notified.
     
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  10. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    Cheers mate.
     
  11. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Is there not a gap and crack specialist on here? @PhilMacCrackin ?
     
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  12. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    Aye he’s a bit of a knob.
     
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