Uneven Floors and Hardwood
We just bought an old house and the floors have sagged badly to the tune of 2 inches. We've had it professionally appraised and were told that it's normal and explainable for a house of its age. So far, so good.
My concern is that the artisan we've hired to replace the hardwood wants to level the floor by sanding the floor joists and then putting new plywood down before laying the new hardwood. It seems to me that thinning the joists will make it weaker and sag even more. Am I being paranoid? Has anyone else heard of the joists being thinned and was it successful?