Flooring soft spots

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pinkelephants
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 am

I have quite a few soft spots in several areas-kitchen has soft spots well away from walls.I can't figure a reason for this,any idea,opinions greatly appreciated


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Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:45 pm

There are a few possibilities, but the most likely one would be a plumbing leak. You will need to replace the bad sections of the subfloor with plywood.

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pinkelephants
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:07 pm

there is no water source anywhere near -everything around is solid & BAM,soft spot
I am concerned that I will just have to empty the kitchen & remove flooring.30 yr old home with subfloor,original linoleum,12' peel & stick,then sheet vinyl on top.hubby theory is a dropped knife(he's flailing here!),but it would have to pierce clean thru all the above & have liquid going thru all as well.None of that is going on.just hoped that we could get some ideas b4 tearing up the kitchen!!

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