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Old 07-02-2015, 10:31 PM   #16
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You said: "The utility room sags where the hot water heater and water softener sits."

Please clarify whether this means (1) that the floor joists are actually bent from the floor loads such that you can see they are bowed from the crawl space, or (2) the entire utility room has become lower at one end while the floor joists are still straight.

There's a big difference between 1 and 2.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:50 PM   #17
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You said: "The utility room sags where the hot water heater and water softener sits."

Please clarify whether this means (1) that the floor joists are actually bent from the floor loads such that you can see they are bowed from the crawl space, or (2) the entire utility room has become lower at one end while the floor joists are still straight.

There's a big difference between 1 and 2.
It is hard to tell. One joist has a vertical crack in it, and the other has a horizontal crack. It appears to be a josit problem. I jsut want to know if I can put down a cement pad on the ground or if I have to dig.
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If its a nice flat surface you should be ok framing up and pouring concrete pads on the surface. The dimensions of the pads depends on the loads and number of posts.
Great thanks. It is a very tight crawl and digging a hole would be tough and time consuming. The surface seems okay to me.
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