Leveling a Plywood subfloor


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Old 12-26-02, 05:41 AM
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Leveling a Plywood subfloor

I am planning to install an oak floor by nailing to the plywood subfloor. When I removed the old carpeting I noticed the plywood subfloor on the last three feet of the room slopes down approximately 3/4 of an inch. I would like to know if a floor leveling agent with latex additive would work to level the floor and be suitable for nailing through when installing the new hardwood floor. If there are other options which are preferrable, please advise.
 
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Old 12-26-02, 07:11 AM
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I would suggest that you investigate the cause of the sloping floor before you continue with your flooring project. You may be looking at termites, dry rot, or a serious foundation problem.
 
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Old 12-26-02, 11:17 AM
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It actually looks as though the floor joists were not installed at the same elevation. No exterior cracking on the stem wall, no evidence of termite activity and no evidence of rot.
 
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Old 12-26-02, 02:32 PM
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I'm certain I've answered this question before with an image included on how to correct. Try doing a search shalakos.

Ken Fisher
 
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Old 12-27-02, 05:20 AM
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Thanks Ken. I found the info. Know how to proceed now.
 
 

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