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Old 09-08-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Floor slope problem


Wanting to build bathroom in 1966 basement that has crazy floor slope. There's a 2.5" difference in floor elevation over ~7 feet in the area we want to place the bathroom.

I've removed some of the concrete floor for the drains, so I could just remove more as part of leveling the whole area but that's obviously a lot of work. I could just level the shower area and use luxury vinyl tile for the floor but the show area has a 3/4" drop which would have to be leveled.

Complicating factor - the lowest part is at the door, so leveling the floor would mean a large step up at the door. Not very functional. OF course the highest piece is at the exterior wall, so lowering the floor 2.5" would take us near the footing.

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To clarify, this is a concrete floor???
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To clarify, this is a concrete floor???
yes it is

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Re: Floor slope problem


What is your plan for the rest of the basement. Are the walls built yet.
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What is your plan for the rest of the basement. Are the walls built yet.
finishing rest of basement. Walls have not been built.
Foundation wall on one side, bedroom on another, utility room on another and family room on fourth side.
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finishing rest of basement. Walls have not been built.
Foundation wall on one side, bedroom on another, utility room on another and family room on fourth side.
If you go down you might run into the footing as many times the floor is just above it.
If the whole floor just went down from settling you might consider mud jacking the floor to bring it back to level.
If you are absolutely sure you are dry you might re-level with sleepers and install a wood floor.
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Check out SLC (self leveling cement). A little pricey, and I can't remember how thick/deep you can pour it.....

but I've used it pretty thick... and I add a tight screeding...

have had some in my own place for 20 years with tile... and no problems.
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The slope is usually because of a center floor drain, floors are usually 4 inches, so as you say a lot of work, i'd live with the 3/4 inch elevation if it were me.
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The slope is usually because of a center floor drain, floors are usually 4 inches, so as you say a lot of work, i'd live with the 3/4 inch elevation if it were me.
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