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gerardswork 12-18-2011 04:26 PM

Slant in Stairs
 
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The last 6 steps or so on my staircase slant to the right about .4 inches to .75 inches at its worst. The slant goes towards the wall as seen in the pictures. What could have caused this and is this something to fix or just live with. The house is about 20 years old.

Thanks

Gerard

joecaption 12-18-2011 05:07 PM

Could be lots of things. Could have been that way when it was built, center of the bulding is sagging, ect.

gerardswork 12-18-2011 05:18 PM

Thanks for the reply...off the stairs nothing else is sagging...there aren't any slants related to this one....

What should I do to eliminate the reasonings? Is this something that can just happen?

joed 12-18-2011 05:26 PM

Are you sure the stairs are sagging or is the carpet worn?
It was either build wrong, something sank or least likely something rose.

titanoman 12-18-2011 06:36 PM

Its slightly possible you could have a cracked stringer, which would require major remodeling.
Is there a room you can get to under the stairs?
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gerardswork 12-19-2011 10:40 PM

Can't easily access stairs...it doesn't bother me enough to go to town on it...just curious as to why...I'm guessing cheaply built with a little settlement.

BigJim 12-19-2011 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gerardswork (Post 798141)
Can't easily access stairs...it doesn't bother me enough to go to town on it...just curious as to why...I'm guessing cheaply built with a little settlement.

If it has just sagged in the recent past I would be concerned, something isn't right and I would be concerned enough to find out why.

packer_rich 12-20-2011 08:38 AM

Can you access the bottom of the stairs? What does the stringer sit on at the first step? Does the floor, at the bottom of the stairs, feel bouncy or sagging?


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