We are in the process of buying a larger home and had the inspection this morning. Minor defects were found, with the exception of one major defect - mold in the attic (but that's a whole other post)!
Anyway, the inspection was performed by a well respected licensed home inspector. The foundation and supports we can see from the basement appear to be in great shape. However, when I walk around the first floor of the house, the floors feel slightly "wavy," with some very minor slants and dips. Upstairs, there are some more significant slants and dips. In one bedroom, for example, a dresser up against the wall is touching the wall at the bottom, but at the top of the dresser it's a few inches from the wall.
The inspector was not concerned about any of this and barely acknowledged that the slants were there at all. He wasn't concerned, but he said that if I was worried about it, I could hire a structural engineer for a second opinion. I'm not sure how much this would cost or if it would be worth it.
Has anyone paid for a second opinion like this?