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Old 07-31-2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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Concrete Problem in Basement!!

Hello all!! Ok in a nutshell here is my current situation. Im getting ready to start finishing off my basement and I noticed that parts of the floor are uneven. I do know that I would probably have problems with carpet and tiling over this. Its like whoever finished it didnt finish it correctly. I know there are floor levelers out there on the market but this is a pretty large area. I guess I could get someone out there to sand/grind the concrete down so the basement floor is level? Is this type of thing expensive to get done? Thanks in advance for anyones time!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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I believe basement floor is quite hard to be level as the second or first floor... in fact... may be it is on purpose to let water flow into the drain at the center... or by code...etc....

but not being level is not really end of the world as long as we are not talking about huge unlevel here...

carpet for sure has no problem

other types of flooring also has quite some tolerance and generally is ok without levelling....

for a large area to level... don't know how much it costs... probably very expensive.... buy for sure a pain to do...

if you insist 100% level... I might as well setup a plywood platform... probably about the same cost... then you can work with wood in your flooring...

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:19 PM   #3
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Concrete Problem in Basement!!

Hey thanks for the response!! Maybe I should be a little bit clearer when I say uneven. Its almost like looking at how sand lays on a beach....with the up and down humps (if thats any better of an example). Thanks again for your response!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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You could try this. A buddy said it was pretty easy to use. He only had a small area though. As for how expensive that would depend on how much you need.
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