I am working with my father to add several bedrooms in his attic. His house was built in the 1920's, and even though it is huge, only has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom.
The attic is huge, approximately 25 feet by 45 feet with a 12 foot peak. We are concerned about load on the floors. the floors were built with 2x8's and in certain places span up to 20 feet below. The main area has a dining room 15x20 with 9' ceilings adjoined by an archway to a living room that is 20x15 with 9' ceilings. We need to beef up the floors to handle the live load without cracking the plaster in the ceilings below.
Not to mention, my father just retired, so we are on a limited budget.
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