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Old 05-07-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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Sagging wall with tile

I'm looking for info on jacking up a sagging wall, the problem is I have remodled the bathroom on the opposite side; and it has tile, how can I keep from busting up all my hard work?



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Old 05-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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When you say sagging, do you mean the wall is bowing, or the floor is sagging, as in your floor can not support the additional weight of the tiles & morter you have added? In this case, there are many things that can be done, depending on what the access is underneath, is it on a first floor, second floor? A picture might help.
In some cases, extra support could be added to stop the sagging,
but jacking anything upwards should crack the grout and or tiles.
I've seen this happen in older homes where not much support was offered towards the middle of the home where there is a crawl space only underneath.


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To give a little more info on the floor issue connected to my bathroom. My partner and I remodled our front bathroom about a year ago, in this we totally gutted the room, added new joists, sub flooring, hardi board, and then tiled the floor and the new tub surround up the wall next to the bathtub. what we are having an issue with is that we started a new project, we have ripped out the carpet in the ajoining room to re-finish hardwoods and found our floor is sagging to the outside wall of the house. In that we also found that someone had previously cut out a big corner and patched it, bad job... there is alot of rotten wood and also no sub flooring left under a portion of this wall. This is the opposite side of the wall that has tile.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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The wall is probably sitting on the floor. To lift the floor, you lift the wall with it. If you need the wall to stay put, stand on long edge a 24", or 48" x 8' plywood next to the wall. Remove the base, screw long fasteners into the wall's bottom plate(next to the floor), centering the 8' ply over the work area. If longer work area is needed, attach a long 2x6x16' to the ply before screwing to wall. Remember to cut the wall's bottom plate nailes with a recip. saw first.

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