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Mysterious hump on the floor

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Noobert, 8th Apr, 2016.

  1. Noobert

    Noobert Active Member

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    I'm looking at a house in Brisbane. The area is hilly and the house is on a slope.

    In the inspection I noted the floorboards in the middle of the house were being pushed up, and you could see through the gaps inbetween floorboards. Could definitely feel the bump walking over it. Some of the ceiling downstairs seemed suspect too.

    Also I noticed some plasterboards on the walls did not seemed straight.

    The agent mentioned minor structural issues that would need fixing but had no specifics.

    I'm trying to understand what is going on here... is a major concern and something like this costly to fix?

     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    I think there would be a few comments about this one. Noobert the picture of your hump hasn't come through.

    I once had a mysterious hump on the floor - it turned up to be stuff under the carpet.
     
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  3. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can't see the pic's,and depending on your age one could look at this from several ways,but as the agent told you it's minor just like pissing into a high speed fan,the bump will be the posts have sunk maybe at the back of the building,the middle ,or front,and say you have over 25 posts within the load then money wise to level everything out can and will be very costly
    or the back or front posts are not there and it's been jacked up ..imho..
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Could it be the previous owner's mother-in-law? :p
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Crown of the hill?
     
  6. Noobert

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    Hopefully the pics show up now. Thanks for the heads up!

    Yes I heard this mentioned from someone else. It could be fixed but another question is if/when will it happen again.
     
  7. Noobert

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    Here I was thinking 'constructive' comments haha. Change to title to 'bump'?
     
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    My Grandfather had a hump/bump under the carpet, Grandma said "if you keep hiding that cash there someone's going to trip on it and sue us!":D
     
  9. willair

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    If the posts are set right and braced then it will fix the deflections,just make sure this is not a x flood property because looking at the floor i cant see any supports,be good in aQLD summer with all the hot air with caps like that,plus easy to clean up just sweep it all through the caps,.
    imho..
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Oh to be young and drunk again! :cool:
     
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