We are thinking of adding a floor to our crawl space (which is accessed from our stairs when going up to the second level so the crawl space sits above the living room).
I want to make sure that the ceiling in the living room does not start to sag... but I don't know how to determine is the structure can hold weight or not. We are only planning on putting in a floor and then Christmas decorations and such.
When looking in there are beams that look like a V with one in the middle (hard to describe).
Is there a picture somewhere of how the beams should look to determine if this crawl space is load bearing?
It's either to crawl space or garage... but either way I don't like the thought of adding weight to something and then it end up sagging because it wasn't meant to hold weight.
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