09:29PM | 08/23/06
Member Since: 08/23/06
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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
1918 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.



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