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Uneven Bedroom Floor

Postby samyell » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:16 pm

Im lookin for some advice on how to level an upstairs bedroom floor. Our house had suffered from subsidance on one side at the front and as a result the bedroom floor slopes to one side. There is also a hump in the floor where the slope begins. The floor is currently covered with laminate flooring which really shows up the hump. I want to get the floor more level and then recover it in carpet.

Is there any way of reducing the hump in the floor and of levelling the joists that have been bent from the subsidence? Also will making major alterations to an upstairs floor mean the we need to re-plaster the celing below?

Any advice or recommendations very welcome.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:56 am

Hi samyell,
Not really my thing, but I have leveled my own bedroom floor which was a bit twisted.
This is what I did;
I lifted all the floorboards up and packed out the joist where needed to create and even level base to replace the floorboards on. Did the job great.
Doe's not effect the ceiling beneath.
Hope helpfull
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