Originally Posted By: kleonard
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I inspected a 2800 sq ft, 2 story, Victorian style home yesterday that was built in 1976. I have a couple issues I would like to inquire about.
1) When inspecting the structure in the basement, the home was built without a header. in other words, if you were to stick your head between the floor joists and look fwrd what you see is the inside of the exterior bricks. I have never seen this type of construction before.
2) Another concern I have is, still in the basement, the beam consists of "2ea" 2x4s stacked on top of each other, running the length of the basement, with one door frame to enter the other half of the basement. The posts consist of a series of 2x4s resembling framing with 12" spans and a 2x4 soleplate attached on the bottom. a couple of the 2x4s were bowed and a couple were missing. the rest were very stiff.
when upstairs on the first floor, the floor seems to be very sound and stable with no creaking or noticeable bounce
Any coments or feedback would be appreciated.
Kevin Leonard www.the-home-inspection-company.com[/url]