What is the bearing surface requirement for a floor joist on the foundation?
How many sides of airspace must a joist have when installed in this manner?
It’s a 100-year-old house. The entire brick wall “is the foundation”.
I have seen many 100 year plus homes that don’t have this good of a support and they are still functional.
I would recommend that you study up on this type of construction as it obviously does not have the same requirements as new construction that we perform today.
It takes a special buyer to own a 100 year plus home, floors and walls are never plumb and square and if they want to remodel, there are special considerations they will have to learn and apply.
You are there to determine the functionality of building not determine its capacity and strength.
This is obviously an upgrade. Recommend the buyer follow-up and ensure proper building permits and inspections were obtained and performed.
[size=2]If you don’t see a specific defect associated with this type of construction, simply report what you see so the client knows what they’re buying.
You’re showing us the end of the joist, there is a lot more to consider outside of this picture.
[size=2]The waste cap was designed specifically for this purpose. What else is associated with it that would make it a defect?
You have two choices; you can glue one on or you can clamp one on. It is not a pressurized system, what more is needed?
[size=2]In the first picture there appears to be a significant deficiency that you have not mentioned.