Fix for sloping floors


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Old 11-16-03, 07:09 AM
BobJ
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Fix for sloping floors

The bedrooms at one end of our house slope app. 2.5 inches over a 10 foot span from the outer wall toward the center. Is it a viable option to take up the hardwood floor and sub floor then trim the floor joists, sister additional joists to the trimmed ones and replace the hardwood floor. Then use wall trim to handle any wall issues.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-16-03, 07:13 AM
floorman
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a slope this bad has me worried that there are strucural defects that need to be addressed first.Do you know why the floor is sloping like this?
 
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Old 11-16-03, 07:20 AM
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Floorman,
The house was built in 1960. Not sure what the story was but this slope was in place when we bought it in 1980 and hasn't changed since then. This end of the house is on a slab which shows indication of repair on one side and also slopes on the other, so I suspect there was a problem with the slab or some significant settling which has since ceased. There doesn't seem to be any easy way to fix the slope at the foundation level so I'm looking for other means.
thanks
BobJ
 
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Old 11-16-03, 07:24 AM
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go to www.ardex.com they should have what you need.In particular ardex k-15 self leveling engineered cement
 
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Old 11-16-03, 07:34 AM
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Thanks Yardman,

That would solve the first floor problem which is directly on the slab( floor=slab) but it wouldn't address the sloping floors of the second floor bedrooms which are typical wood frame.

Bobj
 
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Old 11-16-03, 04:22 PM
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Ya, all that added weight to the second floor might make your settling issues start again!!!
 
 

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