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Hardwood Floors

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Hardwood Floors, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about hardwood floor miscellaneous.

QUESTION FROM Lima Chan

Some of my house's foundation beams were twisted and it pushed up the underlayment board. So I have some body put side board between the beam and post all over my house but I was told that it cannot correct the problem I have. It has to be two sister board bolted against the post. Is it right? Also, I also have him put extra posts, looks like it was not the right post. Is it right that the foundation post has to be the one with a twisted screw not cemented to the ground(I was told this kind is to be used to build the deck but not foundation) Any information will appreciated. Just to think what have done has to be redone makes me frustrated.

Thank you.

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear Lima:

Without seeing your specific situation, it difficult to say what should have been done to properly level your floor.

I would have thought that to provide adequate support that the new posts would need to be installed on top of concrete footers that would have needed to be cut, dug and poured into the ground below them. But again, it is hard to say without actually seeing your exact situation. Similarly with the sistering of the beams.

However, here is a link to a webpage about floor leveling that you might find useful: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3099

Hope this is helpful.
Home-Wizard.com

Hardwood Floors