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Old 04-14-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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My home is 5 years old - within the last year the floor appeared to be dropping in some areas no bigger than maybe 4-5 inches long 2 inches wide. In addition to that it has always been somewhat creaky. Our home is on a crawl space. Bottom line we had a contractor come in and look- seems that we need a girder our spacing is off.....is there an alternative???? should I get a second opinion.

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Any pics of the area ? - support structure ?
Sounds like something is sinking

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Apparently the footers are good. Gentleman said that for the space their aren't enough girders...say a 22 ft room one at the start and then one at 7 ft leaving 15ft ....something like that I think. I was just wondering if there was a simpler way to correct....
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Apparently the footers are good. Gentleman said that for the space their aren't enough girders...say a 22 ft room one at the start and then one at 7 ft leaving 15ft ....something like that I think. I was just wondering if there was a simpler way to correct....
Your on-center joist spacing is 7'? You must have one stiff subfloor!
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