Re: Replacing Flooring - no subfloor
From what you posted I am guessing that the basement wall was the footer for a bearing wall. It should be replaced either with a new wall or a support beam on concrete filled posts set into an ample footer. the house will have to be jacked up, depending on how much "caving" has taken place this could take weeks to accomplish, and the beam or wall installed. Not exactly the job for am amateur.
Many old houses had flooring put down without sub-floor. As I see it you have two options. One is to find a place that can custom make like flooring and install that or install 3/4" plywood sub-floor and new flooring which will raise the level.
Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 02-25-2008 at 09:02 AM.
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