We'll he cant be as bad as the home inspector that Dolan RE in Fishtown recommended to us.
He said everything was fine with the house, just some cosmetic work. The very first weekend after moving in, it rained and we had a flooded basement. The floor joist in living room had sunk about 2 1/2" in center of room. The joists under dining room are rotted in the pockets. When someone is on floor, I can see whole joists moving and put a screwdriver straight through joists without effort. The basement steps had to be torn out and rebuilt. Windows that fell out of frame and had to be completely replaced. All new sewer pipes needed, Roof leaks, hand rails that ripped of walls. Where furniture was, all the hardwood floors were buckled. The list goes on and on and on.
I should have sued. This was my first house purchase too, now I'm much more savvy in what to look for in a house.
By the way any recommendations on a joist person?
Last edited by Tail; 03-22-2010 at 01:39 PM.
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