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Old 09-24-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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I know absolutely nothing about anything when it comes to houses. One side of my house is bowing. Not too bad at the front or back end, mostly in the middle. A friend who looked at it said I have bad joists, and to get rid of the house. Is it possible for them to only be bad in one spot? I also need a new roof, and the base plate around basement floor is rotting also. I have no idea who to contact to do this kind of work (the joists), or how much it should cost. Any ideas? I live near Buffalo, NY

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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It would really help if you could post photos of the problem.
Bowing refers to a vertical framing member, like a wall stud. Joists are horizontal, like floor and ceiling.
Which one do you mean?
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