Floor Flatness and Levelness

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Basement Stairs Transplant

The problem? Cramped quarters and poor traffic flow. The solution? Relocate the... More

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Layout for Tile Floors

Tile expert Michael Byrne explains how to provide an accurate framework of chalk,... 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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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. More

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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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Shoring Up a Sagging Floor

Manny Silva explains his methodical approach to installing Lally columns. More

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A New Interior for an Antique House

Addressing structural issues first made the interior finish work easier. More

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Floor Framing With Steel

Steel floor joists provide flat, stiff floors over long spans and, thanks to new... More

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Why’s the Subfloor Sagging?
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Restoration Primer: Sistering, A Cure for Sloped Floors
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