A Foundation evaluation should be the first step when performing a kitchen remodel to rule out the need for repair. Too often, we are called in after the kitchen has been remodeled to perform a foundation repair. Kitchen remodeling ranges from $15,000 to $30,000 plus appliances. It usually involves new counter tops, perhaps a change out of cabinets, and a new tile or wood floor over concrete.
Let’s dissect how a remodeler will work around the out of level floor: In a total tear out and rebuild, the remodeler will float the whole floor with an inexpensive leveling compound. The compound is an excellent base for leveling floor tile or leveling wood over concrete. Floating the floor means that the contractor doesn’t need to shim counter tops on the new cabinets, which would otherwise be out of level. But floating a kitchen floor level is about as effective as floating the deck of the Titanic level just after the iceberg crash.