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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Holly000
Update to this thread: My builder blocked and...

Update to this thread: My builder blocked and braced some of the joists. It didn't make a difference. Then, my builder hired his own engineer to do an inspection. His report stated that while the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-17-2012, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Holly000
You cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh this...

You cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh this morning. :)

-Holly
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Holly000
I haven't posted in this thread for a while. My...

I haven't posted in this thread for a while. My builder finally relented and agreed to give the floor more stability. Not exactly sure how they plan to do that yet, but the work is scheduled for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-15-2012, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Holly000
How would I know if it was under engineered? ...

How would I know if it was under engineered?

Holly :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Holly000
Does the type of joist make a difference? Grrr....

Does the type of joist make a difference? Grrr. Meeting with my builder next week. The flooring sub contractor wants to replace the laminate with hardwood (which is great), but if it's masking the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-09-2012, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Holly000
Hi again! I had a structural engineer come to...

Hi again!
I had a structural engineer come to my home to do an inspection. This was his findings:

"Based on my visual inspection of the floor framing it appears that the actual framing was done...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-25-2012, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Holly000
How do I get a copy of the engineer stamped copy...

How do I get a copy of the engineer stamped copy of the plan? Contact the city?

thank you!
Holly
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-24-2012, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Holly000
:) Yep, it's a silent floor. I'm still...

:)

Yep, it's a silent floor. I'm still struggling to understand everything that's going on with my floor. Kind of like taking a crash course in construction. :)

Holly
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-23-2012, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Holly000
For now, I'm in a holding pattern. I guess I'll...

For now, I'm in a holding pattern. I guess I'll let my builder and flooring company do their inspections. If I don't hear what I expect, my husband and I have a structural engineer ready to look at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-21-2012, 11:53 PM
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Posted By Holly000
Bridgeman, thank you so much for your comments!...

Bridgeman, thank you so much for your comments! While the one year home warranty has expired, the problems began before it had, and we have a paper trail that's miles long documenting what work has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-21-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Holly000
My home is on a crawl space, not a slab, so no...

My home is on a crawl space, not a slab, so no concrete.

And thank you both for you replies. It has helped me decide what my next step will be. Phone call to a structural engineer. My next door...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-21-2012, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Holly000
Vertical deflection

My new home was constructed in 2011. I moved in Oct. 2011. The first day, I noticed problems with my laminate floor. After a year long battle with the builder and flooring contractor, the floor was...
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