Sill concrete: the stages of installation and fineness of production
The device of a window aperture in a residential area orThe public building will not seem to be complete if it lacks at least one of the constructive elements - a window sill or a window sill. A variety of materials are used for its manufacture. How to make a window sill of concrete or other material and how to mount the product yourself, read on.
Functional purpose of the window sill
When installing the window structure, be aware thatThe outer walls are thicker than the window block. Consequently, the frame will take approximately 2/3 of the cutoff of the opening. The remaining depressions on top and on the sides are made using internal and external slopes, from below mount the ebb and sill.
The window sill is installed indoors, the outflow is installed outside.
The lower edge of the slope can be made in the forma concrete window sill in classical style, a board with rounded corners, a relief design, in the form of a table top or a seat (if you have a large panoramic window).
Did you know that apart from the decorative function,the sill serves to drain and drain condensate so that water particles do not fall on the walls. So, at installation of a design the master executes a small ledge - the overhang projecting outside. The surface itself is set at a slight angle toward the room.
Window sill with own hands: materials, tips, instructions
Before you start, remove the exactdimensions from the intended installation site. Well, if you do not just record the measurements taken, but also draw a small sketch, where you specify the exact dimensions. Do not forget to calculate the necessary grooves and fastenings.
Making a concrete window sill separately, you may encounter some difficulties in mounting, for example, such a product may be too heavy for self-installation.
If you design in a workshop, thenuse a high-quality and smooth formwork. So you get a smooth surface that does not require additional grinding. The upper layer of concrete is not removed, so you will not be able to reach the texture of marble chips on the surface, and you will have to figure out how to decorate the surface in a different way.
Advantages of concrete products
Concrete sills have several advantages:
- Manufacture at home.
- Obtaining several identical in shape, size and decorations blanks.
- The chance to create an optimal microclimate for cementing the cement mixture.
- High quality window sills made by hand in the workshop.
- Excellent opportunity to easily and easily work on products with special tools.
The window sill is ready: what's next?
After additional polishing of the surface, treat it with a special impregnation, hardening concrete.
The craftsmen note that a series of small items can be cast in the workshop, and the window sills can be formed on site, otherwise they will be difficult to transport to the window.
While engaging in casting of concrete products independently, you get access to the creation of a design of any level of complexity.
Installation of cast concrete window sill
You can put this construction in place by observing three simple rules:
- Prepare the landing pad.
- Install the product.
- Secure the surface.
Despite the fact that mounting is reduced to a few simple and easily executable steps, there are a number of additional factors that there is a need to comply with.
The subtleties of the installation
Of the general moments of the restoration of the concrete window sill mark:
- Preparations for the work begin with the cleaning of the sinuses from accumulation of dust and debris, chipping, remaining and interfering with the process of mounting the influx of plaster or mortar.
- The surface is mounted in place of the old one. The concrete window sill is inserted into the niche and leveled, focusing on the level. The construction is fixed with wedges.
Installation of the window sill in details
Remember that putting the windowsill in place isonly half the house. Still it is necessary to execute plastering and painting works, finish furnish and coloring or pasting of a wall by wall-paper. And this means that in addition to putting a concrete window sill with your own hands, you need to think about protecting its surface from chips, scratches and possible contaminants. For such purposes, corrugated cardboard, stretch film or regular polyethylene and a scotch of scotch are suitable.