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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a 1930’s cottage style bungalow (single story) in central Maryland, about 32’x24’. The main support beam is 3 ply 2x8 running the length of the house. The original posts supporting the beam between the pockets in the block walls were timber on some very skinny footers. We put in a new...
  2. Building & Construction
    I have a 1940 built lakefront house in Central Mass with a damp basement that needs replacement of a few steel lally columns that have rusted. A friend has suggested pressure treated wood to replace the columns because of the dampness. Thoughts?
  3. Building & Construction
    I am trying to accomplish something simple but am not sure how to do it. I have two columns in my basement and I want to hang a pipe across them so I can do pull-ups. Is there some kind hardware I could use to accomplish this? I don't care so much about the aesthetics. I just want the bar...
  4. Building & Construction
    I'm putting in a couple additional lally columns in my basement. I'm going to pour 2'x2'x12" footings for them to rest on, so I cut 2'x2' openings in the slab. My intention was to square out the hole and let the surrounding soil be the form. My issue is that I'm running into a high water table...
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