Leaning Tower of Pee-za

January 28, 2007

Journal, Lauren

We’ve noticed in the past few months that if you don’t completely shut the door to the upstairs bathroom, it will swing wide open.  That’s not good.  That means that 1) our whole house is sinking on one side; 2) just our bathroom is sinking, meaning we have termites or water damage; or 3) the bathroom is haunted. 

Here’s the photo to document the devaluation of our home.

 Stupid bubble

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9 Responses to “Leaning Tower of Pee-za”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Maybe your house is sinking because it was built on an ancient Indian burial site. Maybe the Indians buried their termites there. Maybe they’re haunting you.

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  2. Brad Said on:

    Did your previous owner cut all the floor joists supporting the bathroom floor? That’s why my bathroom floor was slanted.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    I”m pretty sure houses with sunken-in living rooms increase the value of the home … so let’s hope it’s true of bathrooms as well!

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  4. Dad H Said on:

    Gotta ruin the fun with seriousness. What about this? Since you had the sewer line fixed, no _ _ _ has been accumulating in (and perhaps under) the basement. Perhaps the ground under the floor has settled. Perhaps a steel post, with the adjustable screw-jack on the end, could raise the floor?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      I thought about that, except that the bathroom is on the other side of the house. Sometime this week I’ll do a ’round-the-house’ check with the level.

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  5. Karla Said on:

    I vote for calling in the Ghost Hunters. Not only will they look for ghost, but their Roto Rooter experience will let you talk to them about the sewer line! http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/

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  6. Mark Said on:

    Here in St. Louis they have a system where they install piers using hydraulic drills, going down until they hit bedrock. Then literally jack the house up until it’s level. There are ways to fix this from the OUTSIDE of the house.

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