Uneven flooring in OLD house


Old 02-08-05, 07:42 AM
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Uneven flooring in OLD house

We purchased a beautiful bungalow home that was built in 1910 with all its original woodwork. We are in the process of restoring. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms and a sitting room. All three rooms have wood floors (some buckling) What is the best way to go about getting these floors level again. We are pretty sure that the original problem starting with a leaking roof along with no one occupying that area for quite some time. Roof repairs have been done, but the floors are quite uneven. Feels like you are walking up hill and down hill in one of them. Also, in the sitting room up there, the water had leaked through down to the living room ceiling and caused that to sag. We know we are going to have to pull down the ceiling woodwork and redrywall that area.
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Old 02-08-05, 08:52 AM
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Sounds like the flooring upstairs is shot, better figure on ripping that out & replacing it as well, Once you've got it opened up you may have to do some work on the framing as well, either sister in some new joists or just replacing what's there all together if there's been serious water damage good chance dryrot has started taking it's toll. Sounds like you got yourself a real fixer-upper, have fun and keep us posted.

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