Jan 28, 2005, 10:23 AM
Post #4 of 5
Well, you guys really make me think. Went into panic mode for a while until I concluded no problema.
Re: [heathesq] Sagging Patio Floor- update
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Hear is why:
- Patio has a drain and I suspected it might leak. Pluged hole, filled it up. No fall in water level. OK
- Left water alone for a couple of hours and the meter did not move.
- Planned to block sewer outlet and see if waste system was leaking, but found that sewer was just an outlet from a septic overflow which is burried somewhere and system has connector-collector-holes instead of y-junctions so that it would not back up neetly. Inconclusive.
- all water stuff is on east side of building except for outlet pipe. The patio is on the west side. Problem unlikely.
- No subsidence elsewhere, except that when we replaced tiles in lr/dr the floor had sagged. Like that, this sag is in the centre of the area. Conclusion - slow compaction.
Our budget tells us to fix this later. When we do I hope to simply tile over the existing floor with the addition of a slope,. not a drain. Still the sunken parts sould hollow to tapping, so it might be best to smash things where they sag and see how big a gap has developed. Tell you next year.
Thanks for the good advice