Anthony Williams keeps a pile of pillows on his bed to block a drafty window. But that’s not why he sleeps on the living room couch.
The basement wall below his bed is buckling. He’s afraid he’ll fall through or wake up buried by the ceiling. His landlord, Gary Thomas, said foundation repairs can wait until the spring, which brings no immediate comfort to Williams. “Well, it’s been there for a long time. So, I don’t know that it’s going to cause the house to collapse,” Thomas said in a phone interview last week.