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How to laser-level close to a surface

Many self-leveling lasers, including my Bosch GCL 2-160, have a limitation when used to level a ceiling or a floor: the horizontal laser beam often cannot get within several inches of the ceiling or ...
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spacing of steel studs for ceiling leveling

I'm renovating a single-family basement. The floor joists above the basement are 2x8 douglas fir, mostly spaced 12" OC. The basement ceiling will be finished with a single layer of 1/2" drywall. There'...
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self leveling layer with internal French drain

I am planning to pour a layer of self leveling sealant such as levelPro to level out my basement floor and cover / encase some possible problematic vinyl tiles. It's an older house, and I believe it ...
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Approaches to level a concrete floor with shallow pipes

I have a situation very similar to How to level a section of raised concrete floor?. Except, in my case the obvious solution of grinding the high point is not possible. In my hallway I have a raised ...
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How to lift/raise/repair a segment of concrete slab?

I have an 8-year old concrete slab around my pool. One slab has sunk by about 2 inches on the short side. The slab measures about 6 feet by 3 feet by 4 inches. It rests against the pool structure on ...
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How to level this area of my garage?

I have an area of my garage that is lower and sloping towards the house. When the car is wet or covered in snow, it melts and runs down into this area in front of the stairs and makes a mess. Ripping ...
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Basement concrete leveling issue for click lock hardwood flooring installation

I am prepping my basement concrete flooring to install click lock hardwood. The problem I saw is that there is a spot in the corner with this: I am not sure what it is as it looks like a cap to cover ...
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Is there a way to remove a root from under a walkway to bring it back to level without getting the walkway redone?

I had a disaster of a huge river birch tree in front of my house when I purchased it a year ago. I had it removed about five months ago, and the roots that ran through the yard were ground out along ...
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Help me figure out my wood shed foundation!

I recently bought a house that already had a (~2 year old) 12ft * 10ft shed in the backyard. Currently the shed just sits on some gravel. I plan on turning the shed into a 2 room sauna/changing room ...
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Can I remove blocking to level floor and sister this joist?

I'm replacing hardwood flooring but the subfloor isn't flat. In the area above this picture, I can slide two fingers under a 6 foot framing level that's laying perpendicular to the joists. That spot, ...
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Proper way to level a shed foundation on concrete patio

I am building a shed from a kit. The floor kit has a pretty standard 8x12 layout, but the instructions state that it should be leveled by setting it on 3 parallel treated 4x4s (runners), and that the ...
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How curved is a horizontal string line? [closed]

I plan to build a raised planter from 2 courses of concrete blocks. The long dimension is about 9 meters. I staked the corners, and then stretched a string the entire length as taut as I could without ...
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DIY poly-jacking?

I'd like to reslope the concrete slabs on the side of my house so that water doesn't run up against my foundation during hard rains. Everything I've read about seems to indicate I should do some sort ...
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Leveling sloped basement floor

We want to finish our (currently unfinished) 800 sqft basement. The current floor is concrete, in good condition, but slopes substantially toward a drain near the middle of the floor. I'd guess the ...
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How to put a sidewalk on a slanted hill?

If I had to guess I would say grade along my house is about 30%. I am just wondering if there is another way besides leveling off the part for the walkway.
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Leveling a concrete Slab

If I need to level a slab with a 2' sag in the center, should I pour regular concrete up to 1" before using a leveling compound?
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Leveling options for bumpy basement floor

I have a 125 year old townhouse with a large (700 sq ft) basement. We had waterproofing done (vapor barrier, perimeter drains, sump pumps) last year that dried everything out and made the space usable....
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How do I fix/fill this void left by previously tiling around a bathroom vanity

Previous home owners tiled around a vanity, then the vanity needed to come out. Now this void approximately one inch deep is left, and we want to fill it and retile so we can use a wider variety of ...
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Best method to level 1x3 strapping to ceiling joists on a slope?

I am trying to install drywall in a room with sloped ceiling joists. The joists are roughly 30 inches on center, so I need to install 1x3 strapping in order to give me surface to screw the drywall to ...
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How to shave down or flatten - surface concrete of garage - rain water leaking in under door

I have a garage floor - the floor in the garage has sunken leaving the area at the exterior foundation wall - Entrance - to sit up higher like a nice ramp which makes a perfect Rain Water collection ...
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How to fix plywood subfloor butt joint that is off by 1/8" before installing hardwood flooring

My title pretty much asks the question, but for slightly more detail: I am prepping to put in some 3/4" hardwood flooring on the upstairs (2nd floor) of my 1970s house. My subfloor has had only ...
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Tiling on a wooden floor

I'm currently working on tiling my bathroom but because of water damage the floor has distorted. The subfloor is chipboard and is crowning up to 7mm. How do I go about levelling the wooden floor ...
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Must I screed/level floor that has a slight apex @ centerline?

I am installing 6x24" wood look porcelain tile in an approx 200 sqft room. It is rectified tile, remarkably flat for long tile. To prepare the subfloor, I had someone install 5/8" plywood over the ...
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Bobcat for leveling swimming pool ot tiller?

I have a 24ft by 52 inch pool. Need to level ground and remove 10 to 12 inches on high side. After about 5 inches it's all compacted clay. Can i use a tiller to keep breaking up soil and shoveling out,...
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how to re-level a floor

i've had a foundation inspector look at my floor: as you can see there is quite a deviance on the right hand side. he says that any future movement is likely to be limited; although, cosmetic ...
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Putting together a shed on a slight slope

I'm hoping to put together a shed that's on a slight slope. It will sit on top of asphalt. What should I use to make sure the floor is level? Some 2x4's? Should I bolt the 2x4's to the asphalt before ...
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How to level uneven screed?

In my < 10 m^2 basement I have a screed floor which either from the beginning or over the years (some decades) has the following deficits: uneven thickness (10 to 50 mm judjing from the sides of a ...
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How Do I Level Joists for a Subfloor?

I'm renovating a 4x5 ft. bathroom and I'm having problems leveling the sistered joists with the existing floor (the doorway). I've clamped the new sister joists to the old ones in order to see how it ...
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2nd floor bathroom floor is sagging with some water damage

Replacing tub and surround, I removed vinyl floor to find plywood tongue and groove decking with water damage. Cut out the damage to learn that the construction plumbers had cut the 2x4 top of floor ...
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Leveling a bathroom floor - toilet in the low spot

We are upgrading the bathroom and the floor (ceramic tile over installed over plywood) is out of level and the low spot is around the toilet. I had thought of using floor leveler but I now don't think ...
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Is there a superior leveling system to avoid lippage in tile flooring?

My question is, is there a superior tile leveling system for large format (13x20) floor tile to avoid any lippage? There are several styles on the market; spacer clips and wedges' spacers and pommels,...