Layout for Tile Floors
Proper layout doesn’t just mean a good-looking floor; it can save you material and...
Brooklyn Townhouse Makeover: Reinforcing the Floor
Engineered beams, steel joists, and flitch plates help bring a 19th-century...
Beefing Up a Brooklyn Brownstone's Floors and Roof
A 100-year-old row house’s structural brick walls are more than adequate for the building’s loads. But the floors and roof? Not so much. Here’s a look at how the architect, engineer, and builder teamed up to get modern performance from a historic structure.
New Joists for an Old Floor
The best remedy for a sagging out-of-level floor is putting in new LVL joists and...
Shoring a Sagging Floor
Use the right tools and a methodical approach to get the job done quickly.
A New Interior for an Antique House
Addressing structural issues first made the interior finish work easier.
Floor Framing With Steel
Steel floor joists provide flat, stiff floors over long spans and, thanks to new...
On The House
Buckling Floors, Delaminating Siding