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  1. Building & Construction
    I recently purchased a house with an older wrap around deck. Two of the deck posts have frost heaved and never settled back down. It was like this when we bought the house last fall so I suspect it has been like that for a long time. I dug down to see how the deck post was anchored and it's a...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi, A contractor told me I need to drain water through the footing (to allow groundwater under slab to drain). If I am not mistaken it is the black pipe in the picture. I am talking about the 4" black pipe and NOT the white one. It seems this to be a drainage system through footing? Isn't it...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I have built decks before, many of my own and friends but not one like this. I have a friend who bought a mobile home and at the door it is over 4 feet to the ground, where the porch deck will stop is about 3 feet. See picture The deck porch will be 8 x 8 The subframe will be framed with 2...
  4. Building & Construction
    I had a two-tiered stone retaining wall installed professionally to replace a rotten timber wall, which had a deck secured to it / resting on it (yes... I know!!!!!). I had the lower wall built with a recess to build a deck into (see pictures below). The area to build in is 17' wide by 15'...
  5. Building & Construction
    Over time, part of my home's floor has sunk about 1-1/2 to 2", leaving me with an unsightly slope. This only pertains to the section of floor under a load bearing wall. For 3-4 feet in every direction (from the load bearing wall), the floor slopes up, and is thereafter flat. I'm inclined to...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    While the best practices for cold weather pours are well established, I have a project that seems like it is probably Ok but... This is a small 12"X12"X 20' in ground footing using bagged ready mix and #4 rebar that will support an above grade 2' max retaining wall. I plan to pour the footing...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi..I am reading all about the bad results of working with concrete in freezing weather and wonder if anyone can explain this. I had footing for pool coping installed in the winter. They were 12" wide by 7.5 inches deep. It was always cold during the day,and as I recall not that much over 40...
  8. Building & Construction
    I've started digging footings for a deck at my home in Nashville. 12'x16', supported by a ledger fastened to house's rim joist on one end, and a dropped beam on 3 supports on the other end. The joist span will be around 11'. I did the research, brought my plans in to the codes office (nobody...
  9. Building & Construction
    Here in Washington state. Doing Owner Builder and subbed out the concrete to a local guy with a good reputation. Yesterday they poured the footings. They will be pouring the stem wall next Tuesday. I don't have a lot of experience with footings so not sure if what I am seeing is something...
  10. Building & Construction
    Need some help: I poured deck footings and forgot to look into post anchors for my 6x6s beforehand. From what I know now, the easiest thing would have been to install a J-bolt or regular bold before the concrete cured, but I did not. What are my options now? How can I anchor the post to the...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    So I've got a deck post just dangling there (hard to tell in pic). I've picked up a new post, and do I need to jack up the deck or can I "force" in a new, slightly longer piece? Thanks!
  12. Building & Construction
    Please excuse me if my question sounds trivial, I have little experience in construction. I want to make a column, 6’ tall, which will support a 1000lb weight and may be subjected to 200lb lateral load at its top. The project is located in a room with concrete slab floor. The only complication...
  13. Building & Construction
    I am trying to dig 36 inch post holes to pour concrete footings for a ground level deck I am building. Around 24 inches into the dig of one of the corner posts, I encountered a massive root. I thought: 1) rent a jack hammer and dig through it - the tree is already sick and I recently had about...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone. You probably answered this one few times, but I couldn't find exactly what I need. I'm planning to build my garage this summer. It will be 24x30, one level. it's on the slope so I'll need back wall and probably half of side walls build with blocks or pour concrete. How wide and...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi- I'm turning a basement window into an egress window and looking for some guidance on the well wall - this would be almost exactly my target final product. I'm in northern Virginia so our frostline is around 24". The exterior wall of the house around the window is cinder block, it's...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I need a 13' bearing support, but I have no idea about the cost of building a 13' bearing wall (wood framed) or use a glulam beam. I know building the wall will be more work. I'm just trying to use the least expensive way, thanks.
  17. Building & Construction
    Need some help. Plan to build an extension off the east side of the house - garage below and bedrooms on top. I am getting an architect and engineers help however I like to research things on my own. I have attached my sketch and the house plans. it is a 1979 bi-level with a basement below...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am starting a garage conversion where I will be enclosing the garage by pouring a new footing and stemwall where the garage door used to be. this is so there is a continuous foundation. The approved plans show to match existing footing and stemwall. the footing is 6" x 12" and the stemwall is...
  19. Building & Construction
    i'm looking to build a 10'x10' free standing pergola. i'm located in corona, ca so the winds can be strong a couple times a year. option 1 buy 4"x4"x12' pressure treated wood and dig a 10" diameter hole 24" deep and use concrete to embed it. option 2 buy 4"x4"x8' douglas fir (painted) and put...
  20. Building & Construction
    I am expanding my master bathroom and trying to install a trench drain in the new walk in shower as well as moving the toilet over. While breaking up the slab for the plumbing I have ran into a footing with 1/2" rebar running through the center of the house. The house is constructed with 2x4...
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