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Old 02-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #31
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In the overall shot of the basement I'm sure you noticed the pole laying on the ground? I used that pole with a bottle jack on top and another piece of channel on top of the bottle jack to lift the beam.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:17 PM   #32
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Im about to the point where I just want to rip up the hardwood floor and then the subfloor just to get a better look but I know that I would be crazy to do that without exhausting every effort.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:55 PM   #33
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I'm still thinking floor... beyond cracks, you can look for it not being flat by laying a board across it and seeing if it touches the floor along the entire length. Particularly, look around the outer posts where you're suspecting sag. If the floor is flat, then see if the columns measure shorter.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #34
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Im about to the point where I just want to rip up the hardwood floor and then the subfloor just to get a better look but I know that I would be crazy to do that without exhausting every effort.
The basement has an open ceilling, all you need to do is remove the insulation and look up to see the subfloor. What are you going to see from the top, you can't see from the bottom.
Post a picture of the floor issue over the beam so we can see what's happening.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:35 AM   #35
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did you check floor to see if it was flat before installing hardwood?
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