Floor Slab Settlement – Look Out!

Settlement of floor at wall - note the gap under the base molding.

Floor Slab Settlement

This house looked like it was OK, but a closer examination and some experience shows a severe problem – very severe floor slab settlement.  The floor slab was poured on uncompacted fill – soil that was not tamped down properly when it was placed.  Over time the soil under the house settled, and there is now some very severe floor slab settlement.  It is so bad that the house probably will have to be demolished.  Look at the video and see whether you think you would have seen this.  This a good reason a inspection by a qualified home inspector before purchase is critical.