Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

frankandsteph

04:34AM | 02/21/02
Member Since: 02/20/02
1 lifetime posts
I have an attic that i would like to utilize for storage. My house is a standard colonial so i have a lot of space up there. Can i simply lay down ply wood or should I reinforce the 2x6 floor joists? Someone suggested I could jsut lay down soem 3/4" plywood while others have recommended reinforcing the 2x6 with additional 2x4's glued or attached on top of the current floor joists.

Any thoughts?

Mustang

05:53AM | 02/21/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
It all depends what you're going to be putting up there. I can only assume it will be incidental things that don't weigh a hell of alot. In that case reinforceing wouldn't be needed.


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