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  1. Building & Construction
    I have an old house on pier and beam. the piers are in good condition, so are the beams. However, the floor joists are only single 2x6 boards, 10 feet long, spaced 16” apart. The piers are spaced 5 feet apart. Since the floor joists are only 2x6s, I would like to double them up. My plan is to...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm new to the DIY chat room but really liking what I've seen so far. I've read several posts about best options for repairing floor joists, rim joists, causes of the rot etc. My home's previous owner covered up water damage caused by an attached deck (cantilevered joists). I should...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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