The house I own was built in 1945 & is of the masonery construction type with a rubble foundation. One corner of the structure has settled severely.
1] Piering, the only solution I have been offered by those whom I have requested estimates; is an expensive solution.
a} Is piering a good solution for masonery structures with this problem?
b} Are there any other solutions as, or more; reliable than piering?
2] Stress cracks are present in the plaster & lathe walls. Most of the cracks are superficial, however, the cracks in the corners are quite severe, almost an inch in width. It appears as though the back wall of the building is separating from the side walls. NOTE: the exterior of the walls show minimal signs of the problem, although there has been some minor tuck pointing repairs.
3] The floor joists have warped with time causing the floor to slope diagonally from corner to corner. The slope is approximate 4 to 6 inches.
Suggestions to any of these problems?
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