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Old 06-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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I apologize in advance if this should be under a different sub-forum:

I am attaching the my house and laundry room. When the house was originally built this area was a breezeway (under the roof) which you had to walk through to get to the laundry room. The carport has since been enclosed but I have a little problem and need ideas.

I plan to make the breezeway and laundry room into 1 large utility room but the floor in the breezeway is 5.25" lower than both the house and laundry room. The area is approx 3.5 ft. x 8ft. I want to raise the level of this to the house/current laundry room level. Better to pour a new slab (over pour) or use lumber and build up a sub floor? I will be laying ceramic tile in the room.

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Old 06-12-2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Also, the current slab is covered in some sort of mastic. I am concerned that I could not get concrete to bond properly

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Old 06-12-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
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Need some pictures so we can see what your seeing.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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I'm having trouble doing that. I get an error message each time I attach the image. When my son gets home I'll have him help me.
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There will be a wall on the left. Not sure if I should do that before or after I raise the level of the floor
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You can tile over lumber floor. Sleepers over the breezeway slab, floor joists, subfloor, cement backer, then tile. This is if you are sure moisture will not be a problem. Otherwise, new slab may be the better choice.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:06 AM   #7
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Does this breezeway have a foundation underneath that will support a structure on top?

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