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Old 1/22/14, 12:36 AM
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Cool Should a engineer look at this?

I could not believe it, I would not go under it, there is people living in it.
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Old 1/22/14, 2:32 AM
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Should an engineer look at this?
That depends entirely on how much he needs a good laugh.



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Old 1/22/14, 3:44 AM
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WOW!!!!!! thanks for the post .

This looks to me like an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 1/22/14, 6:34 AM
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Deal killer. Realtors are gonna hate you for finding a costly structural repair. Suggest a little more spray foam insulation to shore everything up and move on...
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Old 1/22/14, 7:18 AM
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Recommend a couple car jacks. Or as a freebie give them a match
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Old 1/22/14, 8:35 AM
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James,

If you are going to suggest an engineer, recommend someone familiar with that type of construction. The following link will probably be your best option: http://www.hillbillyengineering.net/





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Old 1/22/14, 8:41 AM
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If the columns were tight and no earthquakes were predicted, I would go under.

Call out the substandard and precarious nature of the "construction" and move on.

I bet your client already thinks it looks dodgy unless he is blind.



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Old 1/22/14, 8:45 AM
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No...you just need a wrecking ball.



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Old 1/22/14, 8:50 AM
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I've flipped a few houses over the years and honestly can't see any upside to this place unless sitting on a great piece of property that you can build something new or hell even bring in a manufactured home.
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Old 1/22/14, 9:09 AM
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Recommend a couple car jacks.
Looks like they already got that covered in Photo #1 on top of the log.




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Old 1/22/14, 9:49 AM
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If the columns were tight and no earthquakes were predicted, I would go under.

Call out the substandard and precarious nature of the "construction" and move on.

I bet your client already thinks it looks dodgy unless he is blind.
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Old 1/22/14, 10:27 AM
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if... no earthquakes were predicted, I would go under.
That made me chuckle

I would go under just for the sake of getting some good photo's. A recommendation for a qualified foundation contractor is warranted. Most foundations contractors have qualified engineers as part of their staff.



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I'm sure the buyer has great plans for a finished basement soon after closing.



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Old 1/22/14, 12:18 PM
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Well Well I see a builder from here has moved lolol
A gallon of gas and a match is all you need.



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Old 1/22/14, 12:52 PM
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Well Well I see a builder from here has moved lolol
A gallon of gas and a match is all you need.
NO ...No.... NO ..
. He will then get insurance to pay for his loss and we all suffer with higher insurance costs.
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