Floor-leveling concrete & foundation

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That is usually how it is done in north Texas and it is very common here to have foundation problems due to the soil. They use the weight of the structure to force the pier down until it stops and then jack the foundation up until it is level again. As for floor leveling compound, sometimes it needs to be put down depending on the flooring type and how bad the depressions are. If the foundation work is done properly you shouldn't need it, just fill in the cracks. If you don't want to bother with all of it just put down carpet, it will hide small slopes and pitches. 

Pouring leveling over a concrete floor we've done successfully. The piers are a big issue up here. They must be on sonar tubing below the frost line & a fellow investor had one done that ran $13,000 & swore he'd never buy another supported by piers.

Originally posted by @Pat L. :

Pouring leveling over a concrete floor we've done successfully. The piers are a big issue up here. They must be on sonar tubing below the frost line & a fellow investor had one done that ran $13,000 & swore he'd never buy another supported by piers.

Would you recommend self-leveling on top of the floor or mud jacking? Which would stretch my money in the long run?

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