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Old 07-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #16
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I reviewed the level on the floor one more time. It seems like one joist is higher than the others. I need to bring I down by 1/4-1/2" and then sister join end wall joists to pull them up by 1/4-1/2". That should do the trick. I don't think this is a DIY Job is it?
Then the best way to do this is take the osb out and sister the dipped joist up to level. Tiling usually never ends up to be simple DIY project.

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #17
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I sure seem to get my share of issues here . Is the joist work a DIY project or should I leave it to a contractor? Any ballpark for cost of fixing the joists if I get the contractor do it?

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Ok so I got some contractors to come over and take a look. Basically what they say is that the 12" I joists running about 15 feet in length 24" apart have settled about 1/2". They are recommending a support beam (2x8+ply) 6" thick under the joists that are lower to level them out.

They quoted $1000 for putting this 10 ft beam. Is that a good quote? Basically they will pull a 2 ft wall from an existing wall and rest the beam on it from the unfinished basement.

Picture attached. Basement, Left wall is the kitchen wall, long joists are the one they will push up and rest on the wall on the right. Hope it makes sense.
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Uum....? Will that would cause your dip upstairs.

So they will put a header up under the joists then Support it with a 6' beam to the left? And attached to the wall to the left.

Your better bet is to make that wall from the left carry it over by the staircase.

Regardless they will have to jack the floor up to hight.
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BTW, those stud walls do not qualify for supporting walls. Their value is unknown and may be doing little good. Also, what's with the exposed insulation? That is not healthy.

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A wall is what needs to be put there with bottom plate 2x4s ect.

Although what else is supporting the floors up that we can't see in the picture.

Any lolly colums?

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BTW, those stud walls do not qualify for supporting walls. Their value is unknown and may be doing little good. Also, what's with the exposed insulation? That is not healthy.

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That is a good point. I think I was told that they will use 3 2x4 on the outer edge of the 2 foot wide frame that they will pull out of the wall that is next to the stairs( far right) make sure the column is strong to hold the 10' beam. They will raise the 6 joists by 1/2". That 1/2" is the 2nd joist from left, rest are tapering to level out with the rest of the floor on the right.

The basement as u can see is ration storage area. Not used at all. Next year project
But I take your advise on insulation seriously, anything I can do until I finish the basement next year or just leave it as is?
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How about stapling some visqueen up there?

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A wall is what needs to be put there with bottom plate 2x4s ect.

Although what else is supporting the floors up that we can't see in the picture.

Any lolly colums?
Just to give you an idea. Basement Is in L shape. I am standing under the kitchen area and one corner of the house, to my right is area below the living room and to my left and front is under the dining area. the wall in the picture attached is directly below the wall dividing the kitchen area from the dining. Behind the stairs is concrete wall and earth behind. That area has garage in top.

There is nothing but that wall in the left dividing the 20' width of the house in half. Other side being under the living area is about 13' wide and is pretty much level. No columns etc.

You r right, they plan to build a strong wall extension from the stair wall coming out 2' to match the other wall in the left. Once done they plan to put a beam made of ply and 2x8 LVL from the left wall and extend it to the new extended wall giving support to the longest run of the 12" I-joists (15') at around the 10' mark.
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How about stapling some visqueen up there?

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Thanks I will do that once I finish up the kitchen.
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So this is the solution we went for.

Picture 1 shows the high point area that they removed a stud and shaved 1/2 inch into. Now the floor above this area is only 1/8" high. Earlier it was about 5/8" high.

Picture 2 is the low area. This was a dip of about 1 1/2". Now it is 1/4" low. They put 2 2x8's which actually bowed when we removed the floor jacks, they are replacing it with 3 2x10's instead to make sure the damn thing sticks.

Overall highest to lowest has gone down from 1 1/2" to 3/8" and these points are far apart. With the 2x10 will reduce it by another 1/4".

$1200. That a fair price?
That a fair solution?
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