Re: old house with sloping floors towards enter of the house
If you tackle this yourself, there's some gotchas:
*Lift the house very slowly -- no more than 1/4" per day. Faster will increase the amount of cracking you get in the walls.
*You'll probably get cracking in the walls anyway, especially if there has been remodeling done after it started settling.
*After you level the floor, cabinets, doors, windows, and other fixtures may be all out of whack.
It's always good idea to check the levelness of the floors and correct it before starting any remodeling project. Failure to do so can make it impossible to correct the slope later.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.