I did an All Pro Home Inspection on the newer home – lower than a year old.
The customer couldn’t understand why there have been many stress cracks beginning to occur all through the interiors. Doors ran out of true and plumb were turning into difficult to operate, the floors sloped and the hardwood flooring started to reveal huge gaps in areas.
Right after a geologist eliminated any soil problems I went into the crawl space to check things out.
This didn’t take very long to discover a lot of framing oddities. There were clearly shims included with the sill plate to make up for the bumpy ground in areas, there were 2 sill plates added at areas of the foundation rather than one, horizontal supports didn’t line up correctly, large spaces were noted in between the top of the concrete and sill plate.
All of this odd job contributed to the truth that someone was trying to compensate for a big mistake in the foundation.
Right after carrying out further investigation I discovered that the foundation had actually been added five inches away from level from one end to the other. The attempted corrections were not enough since the home was undergoing much more than usual settlement.
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