Imagine purchasing or building a home from the ground up; then, you end up with a sloping floor. Not cool, right?
The obvious answer to this is that the contractor didn’t do a good job leveling the floor.
However, sometimes in the case of an older house, the problem of a sloping floor might be a sign that the house is settling, or foundation issues such as sagging floor joists can also be a contributing factor.
While a sloping floor is considered a mere inconvenience, it can be more than that if it is foundation problems causing it; you may be looking at impending doom.
What to do about sloping or out of level floors
That is why it’s essential to dig into the root of the sloping issue, pinpoint the uneven areas, and have the issue addressed as soon as possible.
There are only two ways of dealing with sloping or uneven flooring:
- Go the DIY way by leveling the underlayment
The outlook of a finished flooring installation greatly relies on what’s underneath. So, if you are up for the self-leveling flooring solution, there’s a product for that.
It’s a cement-based liquid product mixed with water and poured on the floor.
Because of its slurry nature, it will naturally settle into the low spots, and just like that, you get a leveled surface.
Note: do this only if the sloping has nothing to do with foundation issues.
- Call an expert
The other option is allowing an expert to take the lead.
A professional will first inspect the floor to determine the extent of the damage, if it has to do with structural problems, and fix the issue before leveling the floor.
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If you’re dealing with uneven flooring, here’s what we can offer:
- We utilize self-leveled flooring solutions
- Reapplication and coatings for concrete crack repairs
- Floor re-sloping and refurbishment
- And we also specialize in countertops, slabs, and surface enhancements
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