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01:30PM | 02/15/14
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The apartment building (builtdf around 1900) that we rent in has had sloping floors and cracks in the walls for some time. We thought it might be because the central staircase is made of marble and iron and isn't well-supported. But now I hear that an engineer told the landlord that the building is sinking and the building needs to be stabilized. Is this the kind of thing that can be repaired with the tenants in place? What are the kinds of work we should expect? Our landlord isn't very responsible or approachable (to put it mildly), so I fear he won't tell us his plans until he's already started work.
Thank you!

Duane, Moderator

08:23PM | 02/16/14
Member Since: 11/14/13
87 lifetime posts
Hello,
Thanks for your question. It depends on how involved the work is, if it requires bracing or new piers it can be done with you in place however if it requires lifting the footings with hydraulic jacks and the raising will be a few inches I am sure they will ask you to not to be there during the lifting.
It will depend on the contractor as well.

good luck.
Duane, Moderator
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