I'm purchasing a house built in 1838 in Baltimore. For some reason the left side of the first floor has settled 5.5" over the course of 16 ft. I'm trying to figure out what the best way to level the floor to put in new hardwood. however, I'm not planning to touch the kitchen floor at the other end of the dip if I can avoid it. Is there a way to make up a 5.5" difference and not have some odd drop into the kitchen?
Note: the floor joists are aged but still very solid. It doesn't look like they are the real issue behind the settling. Possibly the brick that the joists are hooked on is starting to compress.
ANY help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. If I can't fix it I'm going to need to drink a lot to offset the angles.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 11 Lessons to Learn from AirBnB's Tiniest Homes
- 10 DIY Ways to Redo Your Wall—Without Paint
- 8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make Today
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- 7 House Sounds Never to Ignore
- Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
- 11 Things Never to Keep in Your Bedroom
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!