Re: Sagging Midbeam trouble in old farm house
It's hard to say what's what sight unseen.
Originally Posted by ebronson19
You may be looking at a couple thousand or a few thousand $$$$ --- really depends The existing 8x8 may or may not be sound as it once was. The mention of support columns --- are they carring point loads from above --- depends on what they sit on --- are they on footings or simply resting on the basement floor --- are they spaced properly ?
The joist connections will definately need to be properly secured.
Then and again levelling the main beam and joists should be considered to be done which means there will be consequential damage with cracking of walls and ceilings from moving the floor /support structure.
The only way to say for sure is an appraisal from a certified structural engineer.
The thing that stands out was the mention of this being a renovated home. I would approach this place with reservation if it was renovated properly there shouldn't be the issues you pointed out --- theses are not minor ones.
To be honest you might want to check the local municipal building department for permits issued and inspected for those renovations before placing any offers. Something tells me the renovations may not been all that well done if you noticed these issues --- what else is lurking ?
And yes --- make sure this place is throughly inspected.
"" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "