Foundations and subfloor

In some houses, remedial action will be needed to deal with problems such as uneven floors and inadequate earthquake bracing.

Original details

Houses of this era typically had timber floors supported by piles and perimeter walls. Some architect-designed homes had in-ground concrete slabs. Read more.
See floors for details of subfloor framing.

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Common problems and remedies

Most foundations will be in good condition, though most will lack foundation bracing. Other common problems include unevenness and corrosion of reinforcing. Read more.