||03-02-2013 09:12 PM
Low Spot in Subfloor
I bought a house (a bi-level) about 4 years ago and immediately tore out a nasty, dog-hair infested carpet and installed a laminate floor. Over the years from walking on the floor, we have found that their is a low spot in the sub-floor as soon as you get to the steps. I have determined this because the laminate boards are separating on the side where the boards slide together (short side). I have already tried sliding the boards back together and it worked for a short time, but then the boards separated again.
I am looking for ways to fix the issue. I am aware that I may have to remove the flooring and then use a self-leveling product, but I was hoping there would be another solution. I am open to all ideas.