Sagging Floor

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
Registered User
 
mbaybut's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeler
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10

Sagging Floor


Came across a job today for some kitchen remodeling. Anybody ever seen a set up like this? Concrete slab with crawl space. Is it fixable or is it a tear out and rebuild?
Thanks,
Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Sagging floor-100_0145-small-.jpg   Sagging floor-100_0147-small-.jpg   Sagging floor-100_0148-small-.jpg  
mbaybut is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   
 

Old 02-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
Project Manager
 
A&E Exteriors's Avatar
 
Trade: Roofing, Framing, Finish Carpentry
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 2,280
Rewards Points: 732

Re: Sagging Floor


Floor leveler

__________________
WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE
A&E Exteriors is online now  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
Pro
 
Gary H's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Munger Michigan
Posts: 2,865
Rewards Points: 2,234

Re: Sagging Floor


I would tear out and rebuild. You will make more money, with less stress and get a better job in the end.
Gary H is online now  
Old 02-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
Pro
 
Dan_Watson's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling Contractor/Helical Post Installer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,527
Rewards Points: 1,690

Re: Sagging Floor


Insert close thread tab, and a disclaimer to contact a professional and an engineer...and maybe the building department, that looks seriously unsafe.
Dan_Watson is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dan_Watson For This Useful Post:
Blackfly (02-17-2012), CanningCustom (02-23-2012), jb4211 (02-17-2012), jkfox624 (02-23-2012), Tech Dawg (03-05-2012)
Old 02-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
Member
 
RAbraker's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpentry/Basements/Decks
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Sagging Floor


Wow. I would have been terrified just snapping that photo.
RAbraker is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
Drywall & Painting Pro

 
Sir Mixalot's Avatar
 
Trade: Licensed Florida Drywall and Painting Contractor
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne Beach,Florida
Posts: 9,872
Rewards Points: 1,811

Re: Sagging Floor


Yeah, I wouldn't go under there if I was you.
Sir Mixalot is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
Pro
 
Dan_Watson's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling Contractor/Helical Post Installer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,527
Rewards Points: 1,690

Re: Sagging Floor


How crazy is the guy pumping the jack?
Dan_Watson is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
Every now and then poster
 
ohiohomedoctor's Avatar
 
Trade: Home Remodeling Professional
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 12,855
Rewards Points: 2,312

Re: Sagging Floor


It might be easier to remove the mechanicals and fill the crawl space with concrete. At this point you need get the right people out there to certify that one way or the other. I would not place any opinion on it to the ho as you are likely not certified to do so. Pass the buck and do the right thing.
ohiohomedoctor is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #9
General Contractor
 
greg24k's Avatar
 
Trade: New Home Construction-Additions-Remodeling
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,235
Rewards Points: 2,762

Re: Sagging Floor


The s^*t we come across sometimes... unbelievable

Take everything out and start fresh, by looking at this, I can tell that there is not much of a house there, maybe the whole house needs to come down before someone wakes up under it.
__________________
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
greg24k is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to greg24k For This Useful Post:
jb4211 (02-17-2012)
Old 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
Orlando Car
 
Floormasta78's Avatar
 
Trade: certified floor covering installer.
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Serving All California
Posts: 1,612
Rewards Points: 1,104

Re: Sagging Floor


Tell your customers to buy a new home.. That floor is done ! .
__________________
http://www.facebook.com/#!/certifiedfloorcovering
Certified Floor Covering
Serving All California
( 510 ) 760 - 6810
Floormasta78 is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
Every now and then poster
 
ohiohomedoctor's Avatar
 
Trade: Home Remodeling Professional
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 12,855
Rewards Points: 2,312

Re: Sagging Floor


Have you started the kitchen remodel?
ohiohomedoctor is offline  
Old 02-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
Pro
 
VinylHanger's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel/Glazing
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,532
Rewards Points: 2,682

Re: Sagging Floor


Some shims and a little caulk. It'll be good as new... Considering what it was new anyway.
__________________
Your emergency does not constitute a problem with my Constitution.
VinylHanger is offline  
Old 02-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #13
Pro
 
CO762's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,890
Rewards Points: 2,182

Re: Sagging Floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_Watson View Post
Insert close thread tab, and a disclaimer to contact a professional ...and maybe the building department
Looks like more of an annoyance than anything if one does that type of stuff, but I don't think the OP does. The information is incomplete for the question asked, which is why the OP should do what Dan suggested.
CO762 is offline  
Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 AM   #14
Pro
 
jb4211's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor ~ Property Maintenance
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 4,056
Rewards Points: 6,515

Re: Sagging Floor


The pictures show one area of the house. I'd be concerned about the rest of the house as Greg suggested.

Tell your customers to forget those kitchen ideas and concentrate on structural repairs.
__________________
Jon
jb4211 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jb4211 For This Useful Post:
greg24k (02-17-2012)
Old 02-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #15
Pro
 
CO762's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,890
Rewards Points: 2,182

Re: Sagging Floor


So anyone got any more ideas on the kitchen remodel of this trailer?
I don't know what the pictures have to do with a kitchen remodel, but I thought I'd ask anyway.....

I'd say ditra and granite, slab of course to stiffen the sagging floor.
CO762 is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
Pro
 
CO762's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,890
Rewards Points: 2,182

Re: Sagging Floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by jb4211 View Post
Tell your customers to forget those kitchen ideas and concentrate on structural repairs.
That could be a good idea, but I don't think there's any structural issue, other than the trailer's HO hiring a stoner/drunk to run wiring. Come to think of it, might want to also bring in another stoner/drunk to retuck those joints in the insulation. Make it green as that's what sells these days....in theory....which isn't what this thread is all about?
CO762 is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
Member
 
sandshots's Avatar
 
Trade: framing/drywall
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 39
Rewards Points: 25

Re: Sagging Floor


i would tear it out and frame in a new floor.
sandshots is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #18
Pro
 
Dan_Watson's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling Contractor/Helical Post Installer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,527
Rewards Points: 1,690

Re: Sagging Floor


Am I wrong or is that a concrete floor/ceiling?
Dan_Watson is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
Pro
 
CO762's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,890
Rewards Points: 2,182

Re: Sagging Floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_Watson View Post
Am I wrong or is that a concrete floor/ceiling?
To me, it look like the bottom of a modular/mobile home(s).
The **** hanging is nothing more than some fiberboard keeping the insulation below the floor above from falling out into the dirt. Probably the same person that did the aftermarket, before kickoff seaming between those sheets also ran the dangling romex and did the structural bottle jacks and random PT dimensional lumber scraps.

Like I said, we need more info.

Last edited by CO762; 02-18-2012 at 08:14 PM.
CO762 is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #20
Pro
 
MAULEMALL's Avatar
 
Trade: GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,371
Rewards Points: 554

Re: Sagging Floor


looks like gypcrete....

MAULEMALL is online now  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ideas For a Sagging Wood Floor FreemanTN Flooring 4 03-09-2010 03:00 PM
insulating basement floor Bencouver Flooring 6 03-05-2010 05:31 AM
insulating basement floor Bencouver General Discussion 9 01-30-2010 05:41 PM
20k sq ft concrete floor, needs blast, seal, repair, leveling and polyurea BLASTPRO Sandblasting 7 01-16-2010 07:53 PM
Job Sequence - New House MHMConstruction Construction 19 12-09-2007 12:14 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?