Small areas of damage to floor framing can be repaired using a method called “scabbing,” in which you will add structurally sound wood to damaged floor joists without removing the damaged joists. Scabbing is a little like splinting a broken bone. We don't have the expertise or the time to “heal” it completely; we are just

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

The house I just bought has some serious floor joist issues. first of all the footprint of the house is about 30X60. There are pillars running every 10' or so If you use the ledger make certain that it is pressure-treated lumber and properly attached to the perimeter beam. Sister new pressure-treated joists onto Click on this link for more information about home repairs. This is the last video in our three-part series on how to repair floor joist that is been cut. This is an actual example of a method used one time for a damaged floor joist repair that was given to me by a

Properly sistering floor joists is very important and should not be rushed to save time. Since this is a repair of a faulty or damaged floor joist, it is imperative to do this project correctly, and there are a few big mistakes to avoid. Be prepared to get a little dirty, but rest in the fact that fixing this problem properly will help avoid

Scabbing is an unattractively named but effective technique that can fix minor problems that are affecting floor joists. Scabbing involves taking a piece of wood and permanently affixing it on the side of the joist over the problem area. Scabs can be attached on one or both sides of the joist, the latter option being preferable for

It's floor joists that are approximately 8 feet long made from 2 floor joists approximately 4 1 2 feet long. Where the two pieces of floor joist meet they aren't nailed together or have one or two nails! The joists are supporting a bathroom tub. My question is can floor joists be spliced or sistered properly?

This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists. If you have.

Contractors may cut through floor joists to accommodate plumbing or HVAC mechanical equipment as long as they properly transfer the floor load to adjoining joists by adding headers. Many times I will apply scabs to floor joists that were previously or will currently be notched or drilled to install plumbing pipes. Note the

Of course this wall is bearing the joists above, there is no weight, just the attic above. The distance from the outside wall to the wall I want to remove is approx. 18 feet. The distance from the opposite outside wall to the wall I want to remove is approx. 12 ft. Is it possible to scab 4' 2x6's to the existing joists,