How level does my house need to be?

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  1. Aug 7, 2017 #1

    ShellbackBill

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    My pier and beam house was moved about a year ago.

    I get one free re-leveling from the contractor.

    I'm not talking flatness of the floor.

    I'm betting that there is a spec as to how much drop is allowed.

    Maybe 1/4 inch drop for every ten feet, or something.

    It's a 40 foot house, my laser lvl says one end is about 1.5 inches lower than the other.

    Should I call for my free re-leveling? What is the spec. (Yes I Googled it. Didn't find anything.)
     
  2. Aug 8, 2017 #2

    Snoonyb

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    That much should show in the doors and windows, IE. how they fit, close and latch.

    Is the foundation ONLY post and beam or is there also a perimeter stemwall as well?
     
  3. Aug 8, 2017 #3

    nealtw

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    Engineer told me one time that 1/2 inch over 20 ft, so you quarter i in 10 ft would be what he would call good.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2017 #4

    ShellbackBill

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    Thanks.

    That's exactly what I needed.

    Appreciate the help.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2017 #5

    ShellbackBill

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    Pier and beam only.

    Most of the doors are missing due to the house being under renovation. Windows all work fine. They are aluminum frame windows, which I think would be quicker than other types to stick.
     

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