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Without more information about the existing conditions I cannot tell you much more than that. If you wish to get into this in detail and plan the repairs contact me through the “Expert Advice” section and I will tell you exactly what you need to do to repair it.
[This message has been edited by GlennG (edited June 21, 2002).]
The challenge will be in the center of the house where the stairwell is. One of the joists was cut in half to allow for a heating duct to be installed (years ago). Thankfully, this joist is supported by a wall, but the whole thing has sunk about 1-2", and I'm now looking at jacking from the (full) cellar to level this back up before trying to rebuild the split joist.
Most of this was not apparent when we bought the house (we've gutted the plaster & lath since we bought it), but it's all 'fixable.' (time and money is what I keep telling my wife!)