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  1. Look what my deck contractor did - is it safe

    Building & Construction
    I had bad luck with a deck contractor and he's no longer on the job. I'm trying to fix some of his work. Because the joists were very uneven across the top and the perimeter band joists are not level, I had to remove his joist blocking to free everything up. I was shocked to see the mess he...
  2. Troublesome Joist Nails

    Building & Construction
    Beyond using Craftsman's automatic hammer (which is unfortunately on back order), what are some options for driving nails in tight spaces; too tight to swing a hammer? Thanks!
  3. Nailing subfloor to rimboard

    Building & Construction
    Rim-board being used 1-1/8 http://ilevel.com/literature/TJ-8000.pdf First time ever working with this stuff and even though the pdf says its ok, is nailing the subfloor into this rim-board ok ? It seams like its only gonna split being a compressed type board thing. Theres one 22' length which...
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