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Did You Have A Home Inspection Yet ???

Posted by Jay J -Moderator on June 23rd, 2001 11:56 AM
In reply to Metal Beam Support/Spongy Upper Floor by Hall Support on June 23rd, 2001 09:08 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Hall,

This is where your Home Inspector comes in. Depending on the span distance, HOPEFULLY, the current or previous owner didn't remove a Lolly Column, or the like, where it is suppose to hold up the span! The floor may or may not be safe. The Inspector needs to look for 'signs' of a weight bearing wall (down below) and the possible placement of a Column.

At the same time, your situation may be just age. Your joists may be sagging for a variety of reasons. Have the home inspected since we can't see it from here. Your 'problem' may simply require re-screwing the sub-floor, adding shims, adding a Column, replacing a 'bad joist', among others.

Other Follow-uppers may have more to add. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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