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Angwoodie 08-12-2013 10:19 AM

sloping
 
My Husband and I are thinking about buying a house. The house we looked at is a very old house that has been completely remodeled and add on to. The new add on part has a crawl space but the old remodeled part where the bedrooms are at is on a slab. In the back left corner bedroom there is a very slight slope in the floor going from back to front. That is the only room that you feel the slope in and there are no cracks in the walls or in the sides of the foundation outside. Could this be a foundational problem or just settling because it is the old part of the house?

joecaption 08-12-2013 10:32 AM

Go to need someone one site to look it over that knows what there talking about.
Even with pictures it would be near impossible to trouble shoot that type of thing on the net.

rjniles 08-12-2013 04:09 PM

Do not guess or get "free advice" on a DIY forum. Hire a structural engineer.

roofingquotes 08-14-2013 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1228401)
Do not guess or get "free advice" on a DIY forum. Hire a structural engineer.

I'll definitely gonna go with these advice. :thumbsup:

hand drive 08-14-2013 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Angwoodie (Post 1228261)
My Husband and I are thinking about buying a house. The house we looked at is a very old house that has been completely remodeled and add on to. The new add on part has a crawl space but the old remodeled part where the bedrooms are at is on a slab. In the back left corner bedroom there is a very slight slope in the floor going from back to front. That is the only room that you feel the slope in and there are no cracks in the walls or in the sides of the foundation outside. Could this be a foundational problem or just settling because it is the old part of the house?


if the outside wall is the high side and the room slopes in/down toward the inside walls then chances are the piers settled under the house and the floor with them. if the room slopes toward the outside walls and the interior walls are higher then chances are there was a porch that was added into room and the slope never worked out to level in the room.


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