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#1 posted 10-15-2015 03:16 AM

Hi there LJ!
First post. Recently started renting a garage/shed space in Sf that I m making my woodshop.

Thanks,
John

- jovol

Better check with the person you are renting from first.

- MT_Stringer

I’ve asked my landlord and she is okay with me doing so. This is an outdoor shed/garage in well-used condition, and she is open to any rehabilitations I do. Unfortunately supply of such spaces is on the low side in SF.


Welcome to Ljs John
It s pretty unusual for a renter to go to the expense to level a floor for the owner. There are a number of ways #1
buy some self-leveling concrete and read the instructions how to use it #2 use sleepers( strips of wood that are cut at an angle to counter the slant) and then apply sheet goods over the top of the sleepers,#3 hire a company that has a diamond grinder and have them grind it level.

- a1Jim


The self-leveling route sounds doable and robust. How thick can a layer of this go? The difference in the low-side to the high-side is about four inches. With all my recent woodworking tool purchases, it would be nice to use them for this process. The only part of the wooden floor fix I’m worried about is the height delta between the floor and outside, making it hard to wheel machines in.


There s supposed to be a slope for drainage.

- waho6o9


That’s a valid point. There likely should be some sort of mild slope. However, the current floor is very uneven and “warped” (presumably sunken over the years). However, I don’t think a drastic slope for a shed that shouldn’t be draining anything is intentional.


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