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 Study in Broken Load Paths

Jake Lewandowski tackles a remodeling project with numerous structural problems... More

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Prepping an Old Bathroom Floor For New Tile

How two Maine builders remediated sagging floor joists in a century-old structure... More

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Framing Problems and Solutions

A smorgasbord of specialized structural components was needed to manage this... More

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Dimensional Lumber Floors Instruction

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Continuous vs. Single-Span Joists

Continuous joists are stiffer than single-span joists that overlap at the center... More

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Flush-Framed Floor Joists

Install joists higher than the girder to accommodate shrinkage. More

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Setting Mudsills on Out-of-Level Foundations

Grinding down highs is an option, but Tim Uhler says that filling in the low spots... 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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Plumbing Around Floor Trusses

You can move the trap to work around framing, as long as you keep the trap within... More

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