Re: Older Houses - Bad Floors - Posted by Bert G
Posted by Bert G on April 28, 2000 at 10:49:45:
Speaking of floor problems, does anyone have suggestions on this one? I’m working on a 1914 2-story SFH. In the dining room, the center of the floor (directly over the furnace and a big basement pillar) is over an inch higher than at the walls. On the second floor, the bedroom hardwood floor has a hill, which is directly over a support wall below; theres a 1.5" gap below the baseboard at the corners.
Basically, it looks like the brick foundation has settled, but the mid-floor posts in the basement didn’t.I’m afraid jacking up a house this age could be disastrous, likewise replacing the 12X12’s with adjustable screw jackposts.
At least there are no termites in North Dakota. (and darn few roaches)