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I am going out on a limb here, but I think I understand what it means. A cubic foot of concrete weighs 145 lbs. Therefore its deadload is the same, as part of a component of a building that an engineer needs to consider how strong a particular part may need to be to hold up over time. In this case, for concrete, the unit of measure is cubic feet. If the ...


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The real question is not "Is it OK?" The real question is "Should this be fixed?" Or perhaps "Will this fall down?" Or maybe even "Should this have been done differently?" Any answer you get will answer one of those questions. "Is it OK?" is really asking "Is this something I can live with?" which is a question you have to ask yourself. Will this fall ...


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I won't say whether or not these issues are significant because there's always a possibility that they could hint at more sinister problems. But I will say that, if you find a house that's more than five years old that doesn't have a little movement in the floor and few cracks in the drywall: buy it. Because it's the only one in the world. Houses settle, ...



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