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You have a couple options. The more difficult option would be to just chisel out a half inch or more of the concrete with a hammer and cold chisel
An easier way would be to use a saw with a diamond blade to score the concrete to a depth of <1" making many passes. Then chip out the concrete with a hammer and cold chisel.
The second option would be much easier but it will put a lot of dust into the air
You can use ready mix mortar mix (Sakrete, Quikcrete) to smooth out the uneven surface you'll have when you're done with the chiseling.
You can rent a saw with a diamond blade at any tool rental outlet
thank you Rick,
I will start with option one since I have a young one at home, however it is 5 feet feet across so I may have to revert to power tools
It's labor intensive and time consuming but unfortunately it's the only way to accomplish this. Good luck!
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX cold chisel go by any other name in case I cant find it?
That's the name of the tool. You're best bet is one that's about 12" long and 1" wide at the business end. You might also want to get your hands on a 3 pound hammer. You can use a claw hammer but unless it's a heavy framer's hammer you won't get much impact with it
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