Dimensional Lumber Floors

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New Joists for an Old Floor

The best remedy for a sagging out-of-level floor is putting in new LVL joists and... More

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Framing Over a Complex Foundation, Part II

This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes... More

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A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space

Eliminating a dropped beam and a brick pier in a basement remodel required the use... More

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Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation

When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the... More

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Brooklyn Townhouse Makeover: Reinforcing the Floor

Engineered beams, steel joists, and flitch plates help bring a 19th-century... More

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Dimensional Lumber Floors Instruction

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Flush-Framed Floor Joists

Install joists higher than the girder to accommodate shrinkage. More

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Mudsills and Out-of-Level Foundations

Recently we contracted to do a house with precast foundation walls that were set out of level - up to 3/4 inch over 30 feet, in some places. What's the best way to shim and air-seal the mudsill? More

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Q&A: Long-Span Floor Joists

Q. Would floor trusses or wood I-joists be stronger over a 26-foot span? More

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Q&A: Plumbing Around Floor Trusses

Q: We’re installing a fiberglass tub unit over a truss-framed floor. A small plan... More

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Q&A: Purpose of T&G Plywood

Q: Does tongue-and-groove plywood add extra strength or stiffness to a floor... More

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