Not Level Slab

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Old 08-15-07, 08:51 PM
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Not Level Slab

We're about to begin installing our 5/8" engineered hardwood in our dining area. Currently it's cement backerboard on top of the slab. We've installed the vapor barrier before putting in the cork underlayment. To make a long story short, we've found that the slab isn't level, but it's not bad. It seems to be generally level, but we have a "lump" in a main walking area. The best we can figure, it slopes to about 1/4" high over a section about 4 feet by 18 inches.

I have some leveling compound, but I'm not sure that seems like a good idea for for such a small space in a 300 sq ft room. I fear the charges of a professional as much as I fear the possibility of trying it myself (I'm an if-anything-can-go-wrong-it-will kind of guy). Are there other options? We've lived here a year and never noticed that it wasn't level before, but my concern is the floor not installing correctly or noticing it's not level every time I walk on it, or worse yet, both. Any advice is much appreciated.
 
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Old 08-16-07, 05:08 AM
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If your the kind of guy you say you are, call a pro. That is really not a very high cost job, and it will be done right, and blended into the level parts of the floor. It is one of those things, that if you don't do it now, you will always wished you had. Good Luck
 
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Old 08-16-07, 05:47 PM
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I'm leaning towards calling a pro. You said it wasn't a very high cost job. How much should I expect to pay for something like this?
 
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