Ernesto Bonilla of Great Lake Builders cuts flooring nails so sister joists will fit tight to the existing ones.
Ernesto and Toby Bonilla roll in sister joists .
A screw in the edge of the sister joist and a hammer help pull the sisters flush to the bottom edge of the existing joists.
Blocking is key to stiffening the floor.
This bearing wall section currently has little support, and will bear on the new I-beam to be installed in the basement. The studs in this critical wall section had bowed and required reinforcement with new studs before any jacking could be done.