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Re: Looking for the floor specialist
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This is a high rise condo, It's about an inch per two feet or so. It could very well be structural.

That's 1/2" pitch, 5" across a 10' room! That's something you would expect to find in a funhouse not a highrise! I wouldn't even walk into that building let alone buy in it. You might want to warn the people downstairs to start wearing hardhats.

Posted on: 2011/5/14 10:34
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Sorry, but forget the bids for now, in my opinion. If you haven't had an engineer inspect, now is the time. Call Dico in Verona. There's no way a hi rise should have that kind of defect. Frankly, it's scary. I have a hard time imagining how it could come about.

Posted on: 2011/5/13 14:16
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Thanks for your answers.

This is a high rise condo, so if it's 'structural', I definitely would not find that charming :))
I'm in process of getting historical information on settlement of the building, so if it is in deed somewhat structural, I have to walk away from this deal.

I'm trying to get the quote for the case if it is limited to this unit. There are traces of bad jobs on the floor making me believe that the floor was not professionally done, but the handy work of the seller. Slope, however, seems to be way too much for just a bad flooring job. It's about an inch per two feet or so. It could very well be structural.

At this point, I need at least a ball park estimate to decide if I should go ahead and close the deal.

So, let me know if you have a recommendation for carpenters.

Thanks.

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This is structural, probably due to settlement of the building. The easiest fix would require pulling up all of the flooring and shimming the low spots in the floor framing, i.e., joists, if the floor is not too out of level. You need a carpenter, not a "floor specialist."


Absolutely correct. This isn't a "little fix" to be done in contract, it's major work. And if the apt entry is in the low spot, now you have a "step up" into the apt. In my center stairwell place there's a 2"+ drop from outer wall to stairwell. It's all part of the charm of living in an old neighborhood.

All old places settle, but Downtown was built on a swamp, and the foundations & footings from 100 years ago weren't all well done. And when they sink at different rates, you get sagging.

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Maynor Hererra
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26 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
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www.conquerhardwoodfloors.com

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This is structural, probably due to settlement of the building. The easiest fix would require pulling up all of the flooring and shimming the low spots in the floor framing, i.e., joists, if the floor is not too out of level. You need a carpenter, not a "floor specialist."

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I'm looking for a floor specialist to correct sloping floor.

I'm trying to close on the condo, but floor has major slope. I would like to get estimate before closing to get the credit from the seller, and potentially get it corrected before moving in.

Let me know if you have recommendation for any good contractor experienced in working on the floors. I could use multiple recommendations, since I would try to get multiple quotes anyway.

Thanks.

Posted on: 2011/5/12 23:31
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