A freind asked me ideas on how he could level his floor.
My feinds kitchen is in the korner of his house, and that corner of the
house has settled...
so now the floor is unlevel
I talked to him about sheeting it with 3/4 or so sub floor. this would give
him a chance to cut a long tapering wedge for each joist.. and cap his old
floor. the existing floor is 1" wood t/g old flooring.
any ideas are appreciated.
another option is to raise each joist along the band where the foundation
HAve to agree with fixing the problem first otherwise you may be douing
these repairs every few years. If you are planning on ripping up the
existing subfloor it would be easier to sister the joists with a 2x4 or 2x6
that is set level. Otherwise use to 3/4 plywood to build up the one corner
and then use a leveling compound that you just pour on the floor and trowel
As the others have said, proper leveling from foundation to support
beams, adjusting teleposts, jacking rogue joists, etc, is the proper
and long lasting way to repair.
But if that isn't practical for you, I'd suggest a gypsum lath
solution. As long as the leveling problem isn't way understated,
gypsum lath is often used even in new construction, to give a solid,
level base for tiles or even lam flooring. You pour it into place,
level with trowels, screeds etc. But note, its not really meant to
fill in huge problems( like 4 inches over 30 feet.)
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