Foundation Stabilization and Repair/Floor slope

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Hey there. We are thinking of buying a house that is a "side by side". The house is 38 years old. I noticed the floor has about a 1" slope from one side to the other. The basments cement walls and floor look great as i can tell. No cracks, no smell of mold or moisture. Do you think this is easily fixed?

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Cory,
There could be a number of reasons for the conditions you note. Given the age of the structure it is possible that there was some initial settlement (not unusual)that may have ran its course and stabilized. Or, perhaps there were some previous stabilization efforts. It is also possible that the structure could have been constructed that way which is rare but happens.
It is impossible to assess the structural integrity of a home without physically inspecting the structure. If you are planning on making an offer on the property and you have concerns you should protect your investment by having a knowledgable, professional conduct an inspection and provide an opinion and/or recommendations for any deficiencies. This could be performed by a competent industry repair company or an independent structural engineer.
Better to know now than later if a problem is identified.
Good luck with your purchase efforts.

Randy  

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Randy Dikeman

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Any question regarding foundation repair, methods, new construction foundations,crawl space,soil retention walls,foundation maintenance, helical anchors and piers, push piers and resistance piers.

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37 years of construction experience, 23 years specifically in the foundation repair industry. 13 years as a foundation repair contractor, 10 years as a national training manager for several major steel pier manufacturers

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Deep Foundations Institute

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Nathan Hale High School, Tulsa, ok Oklahoma State University (no degree) Certified Installation Trainer with Several Manufacturers Licensed Insurance Adjuster - Texas

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