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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
    the inside...

  • 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
    fungus/bugs- unles...

  • 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
    joists sagg...

  • 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;