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  1. Thanks for the reply. Next look I'd like to dig out around the teleposts and make sure they are on piers. The posts down there are under a beam that seems to run across the entire crawlspace and hold that part of the house up. That said one of them is very bent at the top which I would guess is from a major shift at one point. There is also a large hump in a floor upstairs in one part and I wondered if that could be from the house sinking around a post and the post pushing up on that area? This whole area of housing is but on a clay base so there is often lots of moving.
  2. Hello, I recently saw a house design that was a bit unique to me. The house is a large four-level split with a half basement and the other half is a crawlspace. In the crawlspace, half of this area was a concrete slab, the other half was pea gravel. The concrete slab was dry and there was not much efflorescence to be found and no discernible smell unlike some I have seen. The pea gravel, however, was damp to the touch the entire way through and across the whole area it covered. Two teleposts were plunged into it and had rust residue near the base indicating this was likely an ongoing d
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