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  1. Building & Construction
    I am a DIYer but I need help with replacing the bearing joists in the basement for my 2 story+attic 1880s-ish home. Here are my questions: 1) If the floor joists are sagging, should one jack up the joists first before installing joist hangers? These are notched joists sitting on sill and...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    2 Story 1903 Victorian Restoration Project. Balloon Construction, Cypress siding, shiplap interior, all original woodwork intact and unpainted. Location: East Texas Complete gut and restoration of all walls, casing, windows, molding, etc. This subject: Roof and venting with a balloon walled...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am new here. My husband and I just bought our first house. We decided to encapsulate the crawl space and discovered that the oldest part of the house does not have a concrete foundation, as we previously believed, but sits on posts on top of concrete footings. The girder(?) that spans the...
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