Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-22-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 70
Share |
Default

securing jack post to concrete floor.


I'm putting a jack post to support a beam in an addition per the approved plan, there is a footing already under the concrete floor for it, and i'm using lag bolts to secure the top to the beam. to secure the bottom plate to the floor do I need to use a sleeve anchor? can I get away with masonry nails? is there another option I'm missing? thx!

yellowkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
Rob
 
Robpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Spring Creek NV
Posts: 788
Default

securing jack post to concrete floor.


Your building inspector could answer that. They want anchors in everything now days. Use to be you could run a bead of construction adhesive and shoot some masonry nails to hold walls.

Robpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
Civil Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,137
Default

securing jack post to concrete floor.


Since you have an approved plan, there should be a note on the plan describing the required method of attachment of the jack to the floor. If there is no description, call the designer or the building inspector. Typically for a retrofit, the designer will want either epoxied in place bolts, sleeve anchors, or an expansion anchor, but they might accept a Ramset type anchor. Doubt that masonry nails would be acceptable.
Daniel Holzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engineered hardwood over vinyl tile - am I being unreasonable or am I getting screwed photopeter Flooring 25 02-01-2014 11:41 AM
Reuse Concrete Fence Post Pier & Fence Post Extraction JasonCA Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 03-24-2012 08:58 PM
Cutting out a concrete basement floor jeffhoward001 Building & Construction 21 01-17-2012 08:51 PM
How to repair a concrete floor we just had repaired! timbo59 Flooring 11 01-04-2012 06:15 PM
Creating a flat floor on an angled concrete floor? Magno Building & Construction 1 04-14-2011 05:42 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.