04:34PM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 10/11/02
11 lifetime posts
I just took possession of a newly constructed home and noticed in one of my 2nd storey bedrooms, a section of the floor (that runs the length of the room) seems to suddenly slope downwards towards a wall on one side of the room. The slope runs for about 3 ft and I've measured a total drop of about 1 inch.

Is this a common occurrence in new homes? Does anyone have any suggestions on how an unlevel floor can be levelled, keeping in mind the walls, floors, ceilings, etc are all completed and interconnected now? I'm a little worried that it can't be fixed and not sure what suggestion my builder will come back with so I'm trying to get educated as much as I can before they respond.

Any suggestions/advice would be appreacited!



09:21AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 11/30/03
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I had the same thing happen in my new house (not a new construction's 100 years old)

an extension was added on to the master bedroom, over the front porch. I guess they didn't bother levelling off the porch roof, and just laid the flooring joists. The slope was 1 5/8" over 8'. I had two contractors come in and confirm this, and then I built up the floor. I used 1/4" plywood suflooring, and built an upside down pyramid of sorts, until the floor was level (within 1/8").

That might not be an option for you...I was gutting the room to begin with.


10:34AM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
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My reply to you I just posted as a new message. Sorry.


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