New to the forum, but looks like a good source of commentary so I figured I'd pose the question to you all.
I just recently moved into a new house with a couple people (renting - not owning) and noticed that the house is leaning. The house is probably about 100 years old. Its a little dizzying inside - which isn't a big deal to me - but I'm concerned about it from a safety stand point. From my understanding, most of the settling in a house occurs within the first few years of its existence and that any lean has probably been that way for a long time.
I just want to make sure that this is not a safety hazard to us living in the house. My biggest concern is the front right corner of the house. It seams to bend inward from the second floor level to the foundation and I worry about the stability of this corner of the house. There are no big visible cracks in the plaster, but the house sounds awfully creaky and there is slight visible sagging in the floor joists. Based on the floor depth, the joists are 2x8s at 24" O.C. and span the width of the house, which is about 13 feet.
Thoughts? Does anyone else have experience living in a house with this condition?
Any input is much appreciated. Thanks!