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Old 10-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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We noticed our first floor was very sloped. On further investigation discovered that two of the three teleposts have been removed without any extra support and the 4X4 post under the stairwell has been removed. We now need to put these back and would welcome any input from those who have had this problem.

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First question is, is this a newly purchased house? Second, if it is, is there anything on the inspectors report stating this known fact? Third, if the first two questions at least have a yes, then time to get a lawyer, to have the sellers help pay for the Engineer to come in and look at the house, and also for cost for repairs.

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Thanks for the replies. We've gone ahead and bought the teleposts as I want the floor to stop flexing. Our big dilemma is going to be to figure out how much we tighten the adjusting screws. I do know that we do it very gradually. I also want to remind people that those teleposts are there for a very good reason and taking them out because you want more space is a bad idea!!
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The teleposts are only for temp use. You need to find the original footers, and place actual Lolly Columns at that point. If cannot find them, then the Engineer can help in letting you know the correct size to use, and can draw up the drawings for what size of footing, how deep, and size of rebar before placing the Lolly Column in place.
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