Flipped house

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  1. Jan 10, 2020 #21

    Anna0703

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    We do not have a basement or crawl space. It is solid foundation under the house. Also we had a Wood destroying insect inspection done before we bought the house because of the age and we have lots of trees. The report came back negative.
     
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    Not necessarily as there are areas in Texas where mud jacking is a common cure for foundation being out of level and the subsequent affect upon the structure.

    When this dwelling was originally built, there was a permitted set of plans, which may still exist in the form of microphish, in the archives of the building dept. form which you can obtain a copy of, as well as any building permits issued, to date, which in turn, may answer some question, or at least how the property has evolved.

    The kitchen counter height disparity, is simply poor workmanship, and such a simple correction.
     
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    So, you have a slab foundation.

    Do know if the overlaid flooring has a resilient underlay?
     
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    My uncle has a house that's 150+ yrs old and it still settles.

    EDIT TO ADD: But, given the picture of the two doors in-line side by side and one sticks and one doesn't, that tends to suggest the sticking isn't due to the house settling.
     
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    If the installer did not use some long screws into the studs at the top or middle hinge, the door will sag.
    The hinge side jamb will need to be pulled closer to the stud at the top hinge.

    Or else the floor needs more support from underneath, at that point.

    Or the door edges need belt sanding or planing.

    EDIT slab foundation, so no need to add support from below.
     
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