I recently came across a common issue in 3 separate instances. The floor in each of the 3 kitchens had a downward slope from approximately 1-2 feet in front of the refrigerator toward the wall behind the refrigerator and extended a few feet to either side of the fridge.
The first time I saw it I called it out as a possible structural defect for a number of reasons including the fact that there appeared to be a former leak from the plumbing system located below this area and it appeared that the drywall ceiling below the area was replaced at one time.
Then I saw the same sloped floor situation in front of the refrigerator in 2 separate condo units within the same week. To me, it seems obvious now that I’ve seen it 3 times that the weight of the refrigerator has caused the floor to settle. The question is how would you write this up in the report? Does it need further evaluation? Has anyone else seen this issue?
As a note I was not able to see the underside of the floor in the condo units because there was no access to the units below. The homes were all wood frame construction and finished floors were linoleum (so no cracks in floor tiles in case anyone was wondering).