Solid options for reducing joist deflection include added blocking, sistered joists, built-up beams, and more.
Q: I want to convert my attic to living space, but the roof slope is too low for adults to walk there. I plan to remove the rafters, sister beefier floor…
Use simple lifting techniques and reliable flashing details to make this an easy and permanent repair.
When our 1920s farmhouse was moved in the ’70s, it gained a new foundation and a couple of broken floor joists. The joists never were repaired, so by the time we…
During a recent remodeling project, we had to put a new floor over an old ceiling. The cramped quarters made it impossible to swing a hammer from below to bring…
Whether it's the floor of a big house or a small addition, an accurate layout promotes smooth installation.
Because my crew and I frame our floors exclusively with I-joists, we needed to find an efficient way to cut them to accurate lengths. Using a regular framing square to…
Dramatic strength combined with zero shrinkage puts engineered beams and headers on more and more job sites.
For a sturdy, long-lasting deck, size the joists correctly for the anticipated load and space them accordingly.
Snap a chalkline on the mudsills, and the measuring is done
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