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Old 08-14-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Filling a bowl shaped basement


I'm trying to level the floor in my basement. its concrete and it's 21'x18' but it has a floor drain in it. the floor around the drain it 3.5" lower than the outside edge of the floor. I want to use drycore as a subfloor but the huge bowl shape is a problem. would just filling the depression with concrete be the best way to level off this floor?
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That drain was installed for a reason.

I would find out WHY before I messed with it.

Then decide if I really need the floor level.

Then I would install ripped down floor joists, tapered to lie on the existing concrete, and be a flush level plain to install 3/4 ply flooring.


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The basement used to flood years ago I guess, the drain goes to an old sump pump hole ( I poured water in it when I bought the house 5 years ago to see if they were connected) The basement has since been waterproofed and I haven't seen any water on the floor , in the drain, or in the sump pump hole in 5 years. Thanks for the advice, I was imagining pouring a ton of concrete through the window.
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That drain was installed for a reason.


Then I would install ripped down floor joists, tapered to lie on the existing concrete, and be a flush level plain to install 3/4 ply flooring.

this. and get a elf leveling laser level ($50 @ HD). this will make things much easier. and i would make an access panel for over the drain = you just never know when you would need to service/inspect that drain.
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