We have an offer in on an old victorian home. The garage was once a barn/carriage house. It is built on the slope of a hill and so the main floor has a room beneath it (like an exposed basement). The floor is wood and seems well supported underneath. The inspection revealed a small amount of horizontal shift in the floor in the downhill direction, but the rest of the foundation seems solid.
I have no knowledge about the weight of two cars and what a floor requires for supporting the weight. Is a wood floor adequate to support cars? It seems to have been used in this way for many years already. I could use any reassurance or warning about this type of situation if anyone else has encountered it. Is there someone besides my inspector who can give a solid evalutaion of this situation, like and engineer.