I purchased a home last year and got a phenomenal deal, or so I hope. I recently started working on the basement as my wife and I have finished the upstairs. In one of the finished rooms we noticed a gradual slope from one end to the other of about 3.5". The exposed foundation on the house shows no signs of cracks and the upstairs is level. Also, the tiling/mortar is not cracked in the basement.
Why would the builders put a gradient in?
The house was built in the 1990s. There is no sump pump as there is adequate drainage away from the house.
Our goal is to level the basement room. So it can be used as a man cave.
Currently, we are looking at possibly pouring a concrete layer to bring up the slope.