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Old 12-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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I just bought a rowhome with sloping floors on all 3 storys of the house, but only the front half of the house slops. the house was built in the 1900's. starting at the living room the floor slobs maybe an inch or 1.5 at most, them the bedroom directly above the living room slops maybe 3 inches and the last floor only slops as much as the living room now the house did have leaks in the past but so far everything looks sound and steardy. Do i have to jack the house up or can i just level the floor by sistering or???? and if i just level the floor is it safe?? it just seems od because only one half of the house has a slop and seems like its sloping inwards.

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Hire an engineer to look at it.

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wow thanks for your help with all those ideas you gave i didnt think i could have thought of it myself...wow im so happy with the advice you was able to give me....thanks your the best

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sorry to all who have read, for my ignorant reponse. im just looking for ideas and or help if not i would not be on here asking or presenting my problem i dont need some one to tell me call an engineer or a contractor because im a very exsperiance handyman but never delt with this problem and just trying to get a better understanding of my problem...thanks a bunsh
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Ok, from what your saying your floors are no longer level. The support that was once there is weakened from something. Structual damage or just old age allowing timbers to sag. 1.5 to 3" of movement is huge.

If your asking on a DIY form what would be the safe way to correct this I can only give the same advice as above.

Only real way to understand what is required would be to find someone local that can look at the structure and give some advice base upon experience. That would be a structual engineer.
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Ayuh,... We can't see a thing,... You've gotta paint a Picture,... with Words...

Weight is carried Down,... How are these floors supported,..??
Bein' a rowhouse, What are the common walls,..??
Is there drop in the common walls, or just yer floors,..??

If there's been a inch, or 6 inches of drop, it went Somewhere,...
Look to see Where...
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wow thanks for your help with all those ideas you gave i didnt think i could have thought of it myself...wow im so happy with the advice you was able to give me....thanks your the best
That was the best advice anyone can give here from what you presented. I find it hard to believe someone else will give you blow by blow instructions without visiting your site and you'll blindly follow them. You are not only rude and ignorant, you are a fool
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Thanks. I felt like his question was like a guy with an axe in his head going to a doctor for an aspirin for his headache. Who buys a house with that problem and then goes to a DIY forum for a quick fix?
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Who buys a house with that problem and then goes to a DIY forum for a quick fix?
Alot of people come here and ask questions about doing things that are simply not DIY'er projects and HAVE to seek professional advice, but they just don't want to hear it because they're ignorant.Certain aspects of Building/reconstructing houses isn't something you just learn overnight and shouldn't attempt without professional advice.

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