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Last Activity:01-23-2009 4:26 PM
Posted in thread: Any hope for this basement? [pics inside] on 01-15-2009 at 03:39 PM
My biggest concern wouldn't water intrusion and mold in the basement. Looking at your first
picture, I want to know how is the structure being attached the basement/foundation walls.
There appears to ...
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-14-2009 at 12:28 PM
It i common to ask contractors to accompany you home inspections when you have possible remodel
plans. Most won't charge because they want to get the work in future. It is a nice thing to
offer to pay...
Posted in thread: Adding support beam in basement on 01-14-2009 at 12:07 PM
I would recommend getting an engineer as well. Think about it this way. If your columns are
14'-0" apart and you use 40psf for live load(code for residences) and 20psf for dead load and
you assume tha...
Posted in thread: Problem cutting through exterior wall? on 01-14-2009 at 11:39 AM
Eds,The magnitude of what you want to do will also be greatly affected by how the floor and
roof above is framed. If the existing front wall is supporting only wall above and a little bit
of roof then...
Posted in thread: Raising the roof on 01-14-2009 at 11:31 AM
What is the existing wall framing? Wood Stud, 2x4 at 16" o.c.? Masonry? Light-gage metal studs?
Typically it is a major change to the structure and stresses to raise a roof 4'-0". It can be
done with ...