Flooring Contractors Albert Lea MN
Home Design Studio
108 West Albert
Root River Hardwoods Incorporated
404 Airport Rd
Albert Lea, MN
R & R Flooring
110 N Broadway
19429 Us Highway 218
204 1st St Ne
Precision Hardwood Floors
414 Ridge Rd
Albert Lea, MN
121 N Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN
301 5th Ave W
402 1st St Sw
Wells Family Dental
150 10th St Se
Floor Questions and Answers
Floors Sagging towards Outside Edges
I recently bought my first home. It is an 1870's farm house. The previous owner sprayed foam insulation on the outside of the foundation. The foundation appears to be in good shape, looking from inside the basement. But, the floors on the first floor are sagging towards the outside edges. The center of the house and the second floor seem level. Help!
I guess I wonder how bad are they sagging, and why. A lot of old homes don't have a level floor anywhere in them. Part of the charm...
But you should check that structuraly the outside walls, the sill beams they used are still in good shape... they have not been eaten up by termites...
It is possible to jack up the walls, and add wood or stones to level (sort of) the floors. But often this can create havoc with the plaster. But if the wood in the frame is all in good shape, it can be done.. and if you don't move the walls up too much, the plaster may not crack, or not crack much.
Fixing Unlevel Flooring
My first story floor is unlevel due to some settling in my basement (a supporting wall in the basement had actually sunk around 1"). I have confirmed with a structural engineer that the settling should no longer be a problem due to correction of outstanding draining problems along the foundation.
We are looking to remodel our kitchen (on the first story) and want badly to relevel the floor. There are several dips and undulations in the floor ranging from 1/2 to 1"+ in depth.
I've had a contractor out to give a quote for the job and he insists that I would need to remove the old sub-floor, install new joists, plywood and Hardi-backer sub-flooring that would provide a straight (but not necessarily level) floor to install the new ceramic tile over. His rationale is that this is the only true way to correct the problem and would 'protect' me if the floor does ever settle again.
My sense is that I would be able to add plywood to areas where the undulations are the most severe and fill in the remaining areas with self-leveling compound. I would then install 1/4" Hardi-back over the old subfloor and areas that I had leveled with the leveling compound to provide a smooth floor to install the tile over. Thoughts?
Getting the subfloor back to it's original level is the ideal way of dealing with this but your method will work. There are self leveling compounds that will do the trick. But remember the cabinets are sitting on this same unlevel floor. The best idea is to gut the whole room, then level the floor.
Warped Floor Joists Creating Unlevel Floor
I have 2 floor joists that are warping up in the kitchen floor. The basement ceiling is finished, but I cut a hole and found out there are no cross piece supports between the 2 joists because of plumbing and air ducts running between them. How do I draw the joists back down to make the floor level again. The rise is a...
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