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  1. 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...
  2. Building & Construction
    I finally got around to designing my backyard via the image below. I'm looking for constructive feedback before I begin. I live in North Florida. The pergola posts will be 18 inches from the house wall and retaining wall. I may move them in another 6 inches to have a longer overhang. Are the...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    General question while I continue to do some research: I live in the midwest (MO) where temps can get pretty cold in the winter. I currently have a 20X24 concrete slab patio, and I would like to build a pergola to provide shade and a wind barrier (I live on a hill that gets considerable...
  4. Building & Construction
    I am planning to build a log cabin and trying to use materials that would look appropiate for an old log cbin. The logs are going to be reassambled and re-cut from an 1800's log cabin. I plan to have a cover 8' wide front porch across the entire front which is 40' long. It will be a covered...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a 24'X 24' 1.5 story cottage which has three sistered beams running from front to back and sitting on concrete block piers. Each beam is made up of three sistered 2X12s spiked together. Unfortunately the front end of the centre beam has started to rot at the front end as it is exposed to...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am designing a low deck,so there is not much room for posts. I plan on using pairs of 2x6's for beams, and2x6's for the joists. I was thinking of using something like a Simpson EPB44 mounted in the footing, but have several worries... Don't think the EPB44 has adequate corrosion resistance...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am going to build a small cabin 26' X 40'. One story wood. cabin will have a center beam 3-2x12s(for floor). frost line is 12" and ground is rated 2000 psf. tallest pier will not be more than 8 feet. I would like to use sonotubes. Maybe someone can help me with the spacing and sizes...
  8. Flooring
    I have a 75+ year-old cypress house in Southern Louisiana. It is pier and beam, with a 2 1/2' crawl space, which is open to the outside world. The house has hardwood floors, but no subfloor under that. (Yep, you got it, planks of cypress, laid across crossbeams.) The floors are beautiful, and...
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