This was from a 1890 house I inspected Friday. Any idea on what these “rounded” topped joists are for? There was about 4 or 5 of them installed above an upstairs bedroom. The rest of them were typical joists. Additionally; the hallway out of this room had a very evident slant that almost seemed like it was meant to be. There was no signs of out-of-the-ordinary-for-age-of-house settlement observations, but this floor was slanted, almost like it was built that way. I’ve been in a few older houses with normal slanted floors/settlement, but this one was definitely different.
Any helpful insight on either of these from you more experienced fellas more familiar with this era of construction practices would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance…