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Sunken Living Room

We started a project today at a home that has a 320 sq ft sunken living room.
The concern was injury from flalling because of an unexpected step down that no one expects!
We first had to determine the depth we needed to raise the floor and decided to start with  2×4 framing.

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We laid out the floor like you would lay out a framed stud wall but also used concrete screws to insure movement would be limited.

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After framing the floor, we used decking adhesive and installed 3/4 inch decking.

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After the decking, we added another layer of 1/2 inch OSB and it was also glued down.  This added strength and got us to the correct height.
Personally I was thinking of installing a goldfish pond and a fountain, but they would lose their living room…. Oh well… It was a good thought…
Stay tuned… Tomorrow we install laminate flooring on top of the new decking!

Rotted Floor

If you ever detect soft spots in your floor, it pays to investigate and find what is causing the problem…

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In this case, we found a lot of mold and just plain grossness under the top layer of flooring!  It was a very good thing that the house was vacant at the time, because the repairs were extensive.

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The entire floor ended up being replaced, new decking was installed and new industrial tile was added

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The finished product was not too bad, some of the glue oozed up as it was walked on because the very cold conditions did not allow it to dry for a while, but a little cleaning remedied that problem and it cured after a couple days.

Always check when there may be a problem!!

Rotted Floor Repair

We repaired this rotted floor in a house in Fort Worth.  Water head started leaking under the toilet where a previous contractor had added flooring without removing the toilet.

Starting tearout

The toilet not being removed when the new floor was installed acted like a dam and caused the leaking water to run between the original floor and the newer subfloor without anyone knowing anything about it until the floor started buckling!

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We removed the toilet, cleaned out everything that was rotted or damp, sprayed it down with stain blocker primer (in this case Kilz), then built the floor back up level.

Finished

The end result was as if it had never happened!   It’s good to really watch the people you hire to make sure they are properly doing their job, do some research and look to see if they’re following industry standards…

 

“Happy Cleaning”

-Scott McDonald

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