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Old 04-22-2014, 04:44 PM  
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Hello all

My neighbour is doing some major repairs to her home, replacing supporting beams etc.... I am trying to attach an image for an outside opinion. I just dont want the house falling down on ours. Any opinions are welcome

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:53 PM  
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From what we can see it looks good. At anytime with the best of plans, crap can happen, but this looks like it is under control



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Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM  
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hey that was quick tnx!

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Btw. welcome to the site, send along a photo when that house is done.

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I dont see any obvious red flags. I would be surprised if there was a permit pulled and that it would pass inspection. But I dont see the structure falling down. As a neighbor I would be happy they are fixing the place up and hopefully it will look nice when done. Maybe offer to help clean up during the weekend I doubt they will except but it will be a nice hint to clean up thier yard..

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Well after a major quake 6.7 at 8 pm yesterday. I guess it passes the test for sturdiness! Funny that was my main worry all along. It looks all butt ugly and it will be that way for a while until the whole place is fixed up.
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I an guessing, there was a deck across the back of the house and this is a good example of how not to attach a deck to a house. Good to here all is well after the quake. Might not have done so well before they did this work.

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Yes there was a deck. Our deck is need of repair, but nothing compared to the neighbours. We live in a very very wet north west community, you have to be on top of it and have the best roof you can afford.
I am surprised more damage didnt happen, and trigger a landslide or flood as we are getting lots of spring run off. We are about 100km from the epicenter the quake. Never felt anything like it before.

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So you catch a lot of rain up there? Every time I've been near there the sun was shinning but that was many times.
That house had an obvious mistake, Take a photo of your deck where it meets the house from above.

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Quote:
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I am surprised more damage didnt happen
Maybe it did.

These specs are for a vehicle before it's seen any action.
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If you had the B4 dims for your house you might find them now slightly changed.

Speakinawhich, does anybody know the rules for condemning a house?
We had a quake which I thought was a heavy truck driving by (but it lasted 30 seconds).

There must be a map for everything. . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Virginia_earthquake,_Aug_23.jpg


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