What is involved in improving or correcting uneven floors in century-old houses?

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    Juergen Kuhlmann, Owner & Operator (2000-present)

    Answered Sep 26

    Historic Wood Restoration Contractor ( NC 28147 )

    Just a word of advice:

    Don’t let the unique beauty of original historic wood and mill-work be unintentionally destroyed. Like during a well-meant restoration or renovation project.

    I can tell you from experience. That the participation of a professional restoration carpenter is the most reliable way to go.

    It is the most cost-effective way as well. Because a historic wood restoration contractor will preserve and protect the unmistakable look and feel of your time period architectural millwork.

    You should know. That even the best conventional renovation carpenters, are trained to replace, not to preserve.

    We are a remodeling company with a great expertise in historical restoration. Our contractor is specializing exclusively in historic preservation carpentry, historic wood window restoration and faithful period millwork reproduction in our greater Salisbury NC area.

    We work with building owners, architects, and painters who understand that the success of the project can depend on the right set of skills. Put us on your team early in the design phase to avoid unanticipated change orders and other project disruptions. And yes, we can furnish historic building condition documentation and reports in order to help clarify the issues for all parties.

    2004 We had specialized in historical renovation and work on many historic home in and around Salisbury NC.

    Before we decide on an action plan we thoroughly inspect the structure of those homes. In most cases we find damaged framing members that need to be replaced and once that is done the floors are much closer to be level again.

    Needless to say that we can adjust settlements and relevel flooring levels. Some times foundations are washed out or erosion is at fault. However in my experience it’s more likely some old termite damage or dry-rot (because wood is connected to brick ) that is causing the uneven flooring levels.

    Shure you can follow some of those other suggestions on here. However, dumping self leveling compound on your flooring and covering up your original tile work or maybe even hardwood flooring is only a bandage at best and does not address the issue at hand

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