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Old 10-18-07, 04:03 PM
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We have an old (1930) tudor, the hardwood floors on the second floor uneven (sloped). We would like to remove old hardwood , put a new one and even out the floors. What is the right technology to do so ? One contractor offered us to go to the joist level and instal new joists next to the old ones ? The other suggested to user tar paper ??!!!! What is the right way to do this job ? How much should it cost ?
 
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How much slope? That amount will determine the best procedure.
 
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How much slope? That amount will determine the best procedure.
I would estimate a between 1 and 2 inches.
 
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I would do what the first ctr.stated, level it with new joists next to old, I have done this and it is common.
 
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