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  1. Replace bottom of 20ft high wall with cinderblock

    Building & Construction
    Hi there, new member here, not new to the construction game. I have a 20 ft high wall that has two layers of fire rated drywall on each side. Framing is metal. (I am a commercial metal framer) I'd like to replace the bottom with cinderblock as a means of waterproofing within the room (Ie water...
  2. Heavy shed needs to be moved

    Building & Construction
    I have a 12x16 heavy shed. It's heavy as instead of being made with plywood/2x4s the entire wall construction was created using 2x6s (plus the door and three windows, standard truss with shingled roof). Around the base of the shed (where the walls sit) are 4x4s. I need to move this shed 5-6...
  3. Sill lifting advice to satisfy anxious wife

    Building & Construction
    The house: Two-story colonial, roughly 25' x 25' square, with one-story addition attached on back yard side. Front of house has 1-wythe of brick, from grade to eaves. Conventional gable roof, ridge of roof is parallel to the front of house. Roof is 1/4" slate. One side of house has concrete...
  4. Removing Sag from Roof and Ceiling

    Building & Construction
    My first post. I've read through several threads already and found some good pointers. I am the proud owner of a 750sf 1948 single story cinder block house built on a slab! I have a metal roof and it is very low--a 2/12 is what I'm told. Over the last 5 years I have noticed a slight sag in...
  5. Foundation Uneven, old home

    Flooring
    I have an old home in Bisbee, AZ (Built 1916). The foundation is Post and Piller on the side of a mountain. Over the years, additions have been made to the original home by previous homeowners and the flooring in some rooms has settled below the original foundation. Can someone direct me to a...
  6. Need to replace jack post, do I need to replace footing pad, please read...

    Building & Construction
    My house is roughly 80 years old, 950sq ft balloon frame, single main 3 piece wood beam, not much by the way of surprises, pretty good condition in a nut shell. Our area was hit by a really big storm(snow, melt off, no power for days, your typical armegeddon) and we had flooding 4-5 ft in the...
  7. Raising an existing Jack post (Telepost)

    Building & Construction
    Hello. Im a newbie on this site and have really appreciated this site in providing me valuable information on my first home. Here is the scenario I am dealing with now. I currently have a balcony above the garage. :eek: THis balcony is supported by one major beam (around 20 ft in length) with a...
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