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What happens if the sagging in an 80+ year old home is not

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What happens if the sagging in an 80+ year old home is not repaired?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
I assume you mean floor joists?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
As long as the joists are acceptable for for strength, the sagging joists typically are just a serviceability problem. Issues with doors and windows. Cracking of ceiling or floor finishes. Uneven floors. Sagging floors are, in and of itself, not a structural problem. It can be an indication that there is a problem, such as he floor not being strong enough, but not always

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