I have done an All Pro Home Inspection on a newer home – lower than one year old.
The client could not comprehend why there were lots of stress cracks beginning to take place all through the interiors. Doors ran out of true and plumb were turning into difficult to run, the floors steep and the hardwood floors started to show huge gaps in areas.
After a geologist ruled out any soil issues I went into the crawl space to check things out.
It didn’t take long to uncover many framing oddities. There have been shims included with the sill plate to compensate for an uneven footing on areas, there initially were two sill plates added at parts of the foundation rather than one, horizontal supports didn’t fall into line correctly, big gaps were noted in between the top part of the concrete and sill plate.
All of this odd job contributed up to the truth that somebody was trying to compensate for a big mistake on the foundation.
Right after carrying out further investigation I found that this foundation had actually been poured five inches out of level from a single end to the other. The attempted corrections were not enough because the house was undergoing more than usual settlement.
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