Hi: I have lived in my home (built in 1975) for 30 years. This issue did exist when I bought the house. I had the house inspected where it was determined that there was no structural issue.
My problem is that the second floor has high and low areas which are noticeable with every step. When the carpet was replaced, there was no sign of water damage or any other concerns with the plywood. I have had a pool table in the largest room for over 15 years so the floor must be sturdy.
I have talked with a few different contractors who said that sanding down the beams would be a bad idea. There is a watery product that dries like a thin layer of cement that would even out the areas (700 square feet upstairs plus the stairs) and this would be the best idea, in their opinion.
Do you have any experience with a similar situation? Any ideas/comments/suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thank you, Martha.