Inspectorjoe Posted November 26, 2009 Report Share Posted November 26, 2009 Here's my bizarre find of the week. A few days ago, I inspected a vacant retail property that evolved from 19th century farm buildings. The second floor of a post and beam building was floored with about an inch of blacktop. It looked just like you'd find in a parking lot, but it wasn't smooth - obviously they couldn't run a 4 ton roller over it. The building seemed to handle the weight well. There was no obvious sagging, but the areas below were finished and minor sagging wouldn't be too noticeable. It seemed to stiffen the floor greatly. Walking across it felt like walking on a slab. I'm not concerned about it, and the only mention of it in the report will be a description (still working on the report Thanksgiving morning). I'm just curious if anyone else has seen anything like this, and/or might know why it was done. Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving! Click to Enlarge 51.96 KB Click to Enlarge 57.08 KB Click to Enlarge 73.93 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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