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Pearlhanna

04:16PM | 06/30/04
Member Since: 06/29/04
2 lifetime posts
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I have a two bedroom ***** home and the extra bedroom hard wood floor is sagging. There seems to be somewhat of a "dip" in the floor. I bought the house that way. What is the best way to repair that? My dh is stumpped as well. I was wondering if Mr. Vila answers any of these questions. Thank you for your assistance.

k2

10:18AM | 07/01/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1248 lifetime posts
Greetings Pearlhanna,

As one who has had more experience with sagging floors than I care to admit, I think you need to provide more info.

How old is the house? Can you tell us more about the foundation? How much sagging? Is there any evidence of water damage, or ground settling/movement? Have you noticed any change over a period of time? And, there wouldn't be several layers of asphalt roofing on the house, would there?

Generally it's not a DIY fix. I'm a long-time DIY remodeler myself--but I draw the line with some projects, where I call in the pros. And the reasons for such problems are not always apparent. If sagging is caused by years of water infiltration to structural members resulting in rot, this is a problem to be rooted out and fixed.

I should also mention that there are lots and lots of houses with settling. Real estate people sometimes refer to some problems (which may or may not be quite difficult to fix) as "character."

Keep in mind also, that there is no such thing as a "perfect house."

Anyway, please post a reply; hopefully you'll get some answers on this one.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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Pearlhanna

05:28PM | 07/01/04
Member Since: 06/29/04
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A few roof patches however we bought the house last year so we are new to the home.

No evidence of water damage that I can see. What should I look for? The house is a 1920's Craftsman home and half the house has a basement.

Thank you.

Pearlhanna
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