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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-15-2009, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Faithers03
My biggest concern wouldn't water intrusion and...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-14-2009, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Faithers03
It i common to ask contractors to accompany you...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-14-2009, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Faithers03
I would recommend getting an engineer as well....

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-14-2009, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Faithers03
Eds, The magnitude of what you want to do will...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2009, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Faithers03
What is the existing wall framing? Wood Stud,...

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...
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