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Old 09-11-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Raising a Sunken Living Room


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I have an older home with a sunken living room which is about a 7' drop. I've read plenty of "How To's" but whats missing are pictures. I know that the joists need to be attached to the existing joists, but what does that look like? If anyone has anything or knows of a site that could provide that type of walk through please let me know.
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Larger issue is will the structure handle the extra weight of another layer of a floor joist system and finished floor? You should be advised by someone who knows, one way or the other.
Structural engineer would be a place to start.
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How about providing us with a picture.?
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How about providing us with a picture.?
Yes. Thank you.... I tried that when creating the original thread but it repeatedly failed. I will attempt to provide a picture in one of the other acceptable formats.
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