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Old 08-10-2010, 02:24 PM   #16
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Just talked to an engineer yesterday and he suggested either a couple of steel plates or else just sistering some boards along the sides of the joist for now, then keeping an eye on things for a while to see if it starts to crack again. The reason I think it started to crack is that they notched the joist where they did- that's where the crack started. The rest of the joist is in decent shape apparently.

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Old 08-10-2010, 10:21 PM   #17
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:30 PM   #18
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That crack is in the middle of the board, and it looks to be near the center 1/3rd of the span. Are you sure there is an ACTUAL problem here?

I see water spotting on that board as well, could this be simple checking of the lumber - especially since this looks like it is the core of the tree?

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