Level Slab Then Windows?

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Old 10-02-14, 08:10 PM
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Level Slab Then Windows?

I plan to get my slab foundation leveled in the spring. I will then either install new windows or update my bathrooms. Should I do the windows before the bathroom remodeling? Or, does it really matter?

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Old 10-02-14, 08:28 PM
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Tim, it's a little difficult to tell exactly what you are doing with the slab. Leveling as in pumping under it, or overlay? Windows and bathroom remodeling are different actions, and it depends on what you need to get done. Windows will give weatherization against the elements, while the bathroom remodel can be done virtually any time.
 
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I live in Houston, where the clay expands & contracts quite a bit. During the summer month if there is not a lot of rain, I will see cracks in the walls. These same cracks show up every year during the very hot months. If we get a good stretch of rain, the cracks will sometimes tighten up to where they are flush again. I want to do some leveling to the slab foundation, so I can eliminate these cracks. At that point, I could replace a lot of the cracked drywall & do a new paint job.
 
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As long as you aren't putting tile around the window, I don't see how the order of things would matter.
 
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And leveling the slab is not going to do a thing to address your real issue with the shrink swell soils....
 
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is your slab post-tensioned ?
 
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