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Old 06-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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what to do when the whole house pitches to the center. The area where the tub goes is 3/4" low on the drain side, built into an alcove, how do you make this level when the whole floor pitches this way, without causing a major issue with the floor outside the tub area. Also the unit directions call for tub & surround to be installed on bare studded walls, I wish I would have looked at that before I spent the last week drywalling tapping and mudding, do I have to tear all this out, and build out walls?
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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what to do when the whole house pitches to the center.
You bring in qualified pro's to check and measure and generally determine WHY this is so and with help of an actual engineer come up with a plan to either fix or safely stabilize that problem BEFORE doing anything else.

The area where the tub goes...
and that whole project can be addressed after the first job is dealt with and complete.

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And while your waiting for all this to get done you can go back and remove the drywall.
It makes 0 sence to do any more then that until it's level.
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If your house is pitching to the center, then you have some major structural problems with the foundation, footings, soil, or a combination.

You have two options ...

1) Keep the house in the condition that it is now, but stabilize it so that it doesn't move any further. You may have to add posts, beams, fix a cracked foundation, etc. It would be a good idea to have an engineer or contractor have a look at it and get a number of opinions.

Once you have stabalized it, you can work with the conditions that you have. Most drop-in tubs sit on a sloped plywood base, and you can build a sloped base that suits your conditions. Just adjust the tub manufacturer's diagram for the plywood base to suit your conditions.

2) Return the structure of the house to the pre-slump condition. This involves lifting the sagging beams so that they are perpendicular to the posts. You may also have to add additional posts, beams, fix the foundations, etc. You will definitely need someone with expertise here.
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