09:29PM | 08/23/06
Member Since: 08/23/06
1 lifetime posts
I have just bought a house that is around 80 years old and the floors in every room slope to one side or the other of the house I had a general contractor out that said the joists were rotted in some spots and instead of one straight line they are crooked and overlapping. Help please first time home owner worst nightmare he told me it would cost upwards of $60,000.00. I can't afford this and he said I would (with in a year or two) end up with the floors in the basement.


07:07AM | 08/24/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
First I would get a Structural Engineer to evaluate the situation and then design a fix.

Did you have the house inspected before buying?

What about the sellers disclosure.

If the repair cost is still that high then I would check with a local attorney. For a small fee then can look at your paperwork and also explain the law in your state about disclosure and any potentional liability that the sell might have. And also any inspector if one was used.



Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon