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I cannot see anything to cause alarm. It sounds like a quality of finish issue and not something that would be typical of a home inspection report. Subject to the laws of physics and land use regulations, any construction project is possible if sufficient resources are devoted to its completion. Whether it makes personal or economic sense to reduce the ...


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Before I suggest how to investigate your problem, my guess is that one (or more) of the concrete blocks with a post/pier that is supporting a joist or beam has settled. The solution to this can range from removing the flooring in a small section and resetting the block, to realizing that all of the blocks are out of whack and maybe the ground the building is ...


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You can rip up the subfloor and replace it all, or you can use a leveling compound (Similar to concrete) to get your floor much more level. Neither option requires getting under the structure, but both will involve floor destruction.


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Since your ceiling is so uneven, I would recommend installing furring strips approximately 16" on center perpendicular to the ceiling joists across the entire ceiling. I would also install them around the perimeter of the room. This will even out the waves in the ceiling, and the ceiling will appear to be perfectly flat. If you need to, you can shim behind ...


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If you have space, you can sister a straight 2x4 along side the joists at the proper height and attach the drywall to the 2x4. That's a good option if you only have a few bad joists. Pay extra attention to the joints in the drywall to make sure everything ends in the middle of a joist. You may end up adding a few extra 2x4's in some places just for nailers. ...


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Went through this recently myself. I'd try to limit the joist-to-joist out-of-flatness to 1/8" or less. If it's an obvious part of the ceiling, try for 1/16". Get a long straightedge and a pile of drywall shims. High joists are pretty easy: add shims to bring them down to flat with the others. Low joists require you to build up the adjacent joists ...



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