Home Improvement--General/Floor damage


Type of damage
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hill slopes to kitchen  
Please let me know your opinion of the type of damage to my floor that is sagging.  I have attached a picture for your review.  The floor is fully falling in in certain areas. I suspect it is water damage, but there has been carpenter ants that have been exterminated recently. I value and need your opinion since I can't fix the floor unless I fix the reason for the damage.

thank you

Hi Mary,
It sure looks like water damage to me but it's next to impossible to diagnose a problem from one picture. I think you should have a contractor some out and take a look at it.  If you are getting an estimate for repairs it won't cost you anything and I would be much more comfortable with a reputable professional examining the situation "in person."  This is too big of a deal to try and do it over the internet.
Good luck and let me know if I can help in any other way.

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I will answer questions dealing with home improvement. My specific areas of expertise are flooring (except carpeting), all types of carpentry, water treatment, and minor electrical. I have also built several treehouses and am currently considering expanding my business to concentrate on children's play areas. I love working with all kinds of wood. My favorite types of home repair/remodeling are water treatment, hardwood flooring, cabinetry, bathroom remodeling, and kitchen remodeling. I also have knowledge in residential water treatment, including filters, softeners, reverse osmosis systems and various other types of treatment systems.


I have been working in various forms of construction both personally and professionally for the past 20 years. I am currently the Owner/Contractor of a home repair/remodeling company.

I have a BS in Environmental Engineering and have done Masters work in Management Development. I have also attended various community college and fine arts classes in the Piedmont Triad area and EPA water quality certification classes.

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