COMMUNITY FORUM

aisenburgoo7

08:53PM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/19/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
We are considering a 1oo + year old house that has been forclosed. I don't know alot about foundations, so I was wondering how much is too much for foundation repair? How can you tell, even after an inspection, whether it would be too costly or even worth it. For the most part the house seems great, but the outside brick foundation was loose. The inside walls also had numerous cracks in every direction. The floors were settled, but not too terribly. I could use anyones advice who has worked with older homes. Thanks!

Billhart

05:29AM | 04/20/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I am not familar with old houses, but I suggest that you get this books.

"Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes (Paperback)

by George Nash"

http://www.amazon.com/Renovating-Old-Houses-Bringing-Vintage/dp/1561585351

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=book+nash+old+houses

There is no way for anyone to give even hints as to the cost of repairs. What you describe might be minor cracks that don't require any repairs. And vary from there to have to require moving the house and replacing the whole foundation systems.

It might cost $500 to 50,0000 or more.

Find someone, specially one that has is familar with older homes, to evaluate it.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon