Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

BV006947

11:23PM | 02/09/15
We've fallen in love with a completely flipped small house from the 1920s. Basement was finished with dry wall and on inspection only a single wall could be seen behind an access panel in the basement. The inspector showed us that the bottom was tilting inwards compared to the top of the wall - saying that it was concrete blocks and it was bowing. Didn't make sense because there were no cracks and the bowing wasn't in the center at all but rather in the base.

After talking to the seller through the realtor, the seller said the walls are poured concrete and are thicker at the base (poured like that in the 1920s).

Trying to find out if this is common in older houses (almost angeled walls) or if the seller is trying to scheme us. He stated he could produce records of inspection on the walls prior to putting up the dry wall.

In picture - bottom of wall on right, top of wall on left
Screen shot 2015 02 09 at 11.24.24 pm

BV006507

06:24AM | 02/10/15
Walk away


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