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Old 01-13-2014, 05:07 PM  
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You want to find where the stairs land in all of this. Each step should be the same height or with in 1/4" of each other, raising the floor may require new stair stringers.



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The stairs are level as with all the walling in the basement. I feel like the builders just didn't poor level for some reason. I know the layout of the house changed during construction and wonder if they were going to run the furnace and water in there at first.

I guess I'll probably start on the other side of the basement. That shouldn't need much it's pretty level and just may need a little grinding / floor leveler to get it done.

I'm thinking DMX 1-step followed by engineered wood. I don't think I need to put down OSB between, so it should be pretty straight forward.



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I feel like the builders just didn't poor level for some reason.
Exactly what happened. They poured it so the water would flow towards the drain. It is normal practice.
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Would it be wrong to level then?

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Most time you have a problem with water in the basement it isn't anywhere near a drain and you have to clean it up anyway. I wouldn't worry about it.

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It would not be wrong to level it. Personally I would just work with it as is. Too much unnecessary(in my opinion) work and expense.

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My basement floor slopes toward a floor drain. Th actual drain is in the unfinished portion of the basement. I did nothing to level the floor and it has caused me no issues. It is a carpeted and tiled space and works great for a living area. I don't think it's worth the effort to level. My brother in law built up his floor to level using shaved 2x4's. He had a sewer backup which then deposited "black water" under his floor. He ended up having to tear out the floor to clean up the mess.



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