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  1. Building & Construction
    Two summers ago i had my basement gutted out, and fresh cement poured. I also, replaced the old columns and removed basement steps. I had a structure engineer come in. I spoke to him about the work and he said everything would be fine. However, the guys that did the cement work promised me that...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi, Working on a 1923 1 story bungalow in Portland. The floor slopes about 2 inches from middle of the house (from wall with plastic covering doorway in pic) to the front. There are (2) 2×8 12′ spans supported where they meet by post and beam. The first span from the wall with plastic...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I need some guidance. I have a 1940s cabin in the Pocono, Pa woods. The temperatures swing from season to season causing moisture issues in my crawl space. It is a 4 ft crawl space with 12"x9" vents and a vapor barrier over the dirt floor. A year ago I took out all of the old SOAKED fiberglass...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi - a new member...so let me know if my explanation is unclear. We recently purchased a small home. Prior to placing our offer, we discovered a floor joist had been cut completely through to accommodate the toilet waste line. This is causing the floor to sag in the bathroom in the floor above...
  5. Building & Construction
    I just pulled up some old carpet in my living room to replace with tile, and noticed that I have a floor joist that has risen and caused a crackline in the subfloor. It is not a bad spot and was not even noticable when the carpet was down, but I'm concerned that the tiles along this ridge will...
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