Looking at the purchase of a late 1800s home. It's a lovely house we would love to restore. Unfortunately we have very little time to make a decision on it. We will have a home inspection done but before going that far I would like to have some idea of how much trouble I am getting into !
Looking at the neighboring house it appears that some time in the mid 2000s a it appears that a load bearing wall was removed on the first floor. I know about the replacement of main beam and supports, but this is a little beyond my experience. What is involved in restoring a weight bearing wall ? Practically speaking this means loss of much of the (plaster) ceiling.
On a main beam a hydrolic jack is used to lift the floor over time. What is the approach with a second floor problem ?
As this is a "relatively" recent are there grounds for optimism that major damage has not yet occurred.