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Re: perceptible floor slopes

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>From my days in construction, I have always felt that 1/4" per foot was noticeable
and 1/8" per foot was not. This corresponds to your 2%. It is possible though for
the human eye to be easily deceived especially when your point of reference is
varying. For example, when walking down a railroad track going up a grade as the
track enters a cut will seem like you are going down the grade instead of up.Use a
level when in doubt.

Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.

JDMACKPE(--nospam--at) wrote:

> I'm looking for a reference for tolerable floor slopes, ie at what per cent of
> floor slope does teh slope become perceptible to the average person.  I' ve
> heard its in the range of 1to 2 percent but I'm looking for some research or
> other verification of this and haven't had much luck.
> thanks for your help.
> David Mack, P.E.