Last Activity:11-03-2015 4:36 AM
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Posted in thread: contractor plans to notch end of I-beam on 11-02-2015 at 11:20 PM
What a mess.... the wall footing was not designed to support addition (FUTURE) point loads,
period. Need it engineered. Water supply lines are SIMPLE to re-route- someone hasn't a clue...
or the whole...
Posted in thread: Adding posts to 2nd floor baloon framing on 11-02-2015 at 11:12 PM
Any local wood is fine for sistering, when used as floor joist alone, the fiber bending rating
comes into play for the load/span rating given as well as on-center spacing which is figured by
the load ...
Posted in thread: damp dry wall living room- help! on 11-02-2015 at 11:08 PM
Have you checked to crawlspace for openings through the floor into that wall? Moisture could be
moving by inside due to the stack effect and wetting the warm walls.GaryPS. Welcome!
Posted in thread: Water coming in through siding on 11-02-2015 at 10:53 PM
The fence could be creating a low pressure side by blocking the wind, or funneling the wind
(high pressure) along that side to draw/force moisture in the air current in/out on that side
only. Most lik...
Posted in thread: Water coming in through siding on 11-02-2015 at 10:36 PM
Cedar siding wicks water, capillary action. I would paint the inside face of all siding to stop
this action; you had insulation on the wall, air temps are the same inside as outside EXCEPT
Posted in thread: concrete piers on 10-31-2015 at 01:52 PM
If I didn't have clay soil/high water table like Neal, IMHO, add some gravel; the top of
concrete 6" below soil to wick water away, coat water-proofing on the PT wood (treated for
Posted in thread: Adding posts to 2nd floor baloon framing on 10-31-2015 at 01:31 PM
"There's a load bearing wall below this floor at the ~14' mark, but the floor has sagged around
that load bearing wall. I'm not that surprised."---------- is the wall settling or the floor
Posted in thread: Bedroom I Floor Renovation on 02-20-2015 at 06:14 PM
So did you see if the floor will hold tile; the paint is from the original painter spilled
when painting the brand new drywall, before floor-coverings are installed- same as today...
Posted in thread: Concrete Block Exterior Walls for Bedrrom Remodel on 02-20-2015 at 06:00 PM
tk, with no insulation existing, any moisture coming through the block is evaporated away as it
forms, from the heated room. Problem with adding cavity insulation in a frame wall 1" away from
CMU is c...
Posted in thread: Moisture on 02-07-2015 at 09:57 AM
Welcome!The "ghosting" is caused by the warm studs against the cold outdoors, it also works the
other way (cold studs against warm indoors to collect dirt) - fig. 11;