Originally Posted By: ftingle
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I learned something new yesterday. I was at a friends house for a social visit and he mentioned that several years ago he had a contractor come in and build up the sunken floor of his living room to the same level as the rest of his house. So I looked around and seen that the outlets in the living room were about 2" above the new floor level whereas the outlets elsewhere were at +/- 12" above finish floor.
From now on when I do home inspection i will certainly be looking for those low on the wall outlets and point them out in my reports.
The new floor seemed very sturdy as there were about 12 people on it plus furniture and the floor didn’t sag or bounce when people walked on it.
My friend said there was 2 layers of 3/4" plywood over wood framing and I think the floor was raised about 10"
Have you ever come across anything like this?