Nezwick.... Yep my house breaks "ALL" the conventions of good construction.
I think I have to "face facts" the old structure is no longer working
and will have to come out. Just trying to figure out a permenant
solution. I would feel terrible passing this onto a future home owner.
Unfortunately I don't have the budget to hire a professional to do the
MrHenry.... I don't think sistering joists is going to work
Existing structure is rotten and bowed right down. I should have married
A Contractor not a Geek. My plan right now is
1. Remove and level the ground beneath the joists.
2,Lay plastic or spray foam sill
3. Remove and restructure and re sheet floor deck with 5/8 plywood
The only question is how to attach a ledger rail to the existing
Cement sill, as the sills around the room are different heights . Also
, oh I feel another question coming on. And what hardware do I use to
Attach the ledger rail to the sill.
Is there anyone on OHW who has had a problem like this?
putting the 18 back in my 1872 Victorian farmhouse.