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Old 03-04-2010, 01:41 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy an old house that was built in the early 1900's. The upstairs floor in only one room slopes. A wall was taken down two combine two small rooms into one big room. The sloping in concerning, but i love the rest of the house. Any ideas as to how big of a project leveling this floor might be? The floor in a one spot also squeaks. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 03-04-2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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A few pictures will help--The floor that is in question and the structure below it(first floor and cellar,)

If you show us how that floor is supported,someone here will offer a possible solution.--Mike--


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A house that old will have a field stone foundation, which means this slope is probably caused by the entire house settling.
Jacking up the settled wall is a big job, involving several piers and serious structure, and will have ramifications throughout the house with cracking plaster and out-of-plumb doors.
This is probably not cost effective for a house of that age unless it has historical value.
I would say deal with the slope, or find a different house.
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