Restoration & Refurbishment Question

Why does the floor slope?

My father in laws house was underpinned about 10 years ago, but the floors upstairs slope downwards towards the gable. I thought it could be becase the joists fall short of the gable after it has been rebuilt, but the joists run the other way. It isn't just right near the gable either, the landing which runs through the middle of the house slopes also?

2 Answers

Hi, There may be several reasons. if the external wall was underpinned has it moved since? Was there any work done on the internal walls. Was the job inspected and passed by building control. Water may be undermining the foundations. Is the slope the result of the first damage caused and not repaired after. Have any of the joists deteriated since.

I would get a surveyor to survey the property to access what needs to be done then get at least three quotes before procceding.

Answered 2nd Jul 2011

PB Design & Build

Member since 9 Feb 2009

As noted by Apple construction you need to obtain the services of a surveyor and go from the suggestions of the surveyors report

Answered 20th Jul 2011


Member since 13 Jan 2010

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