06:54PM | 06/04/02
Member Since: 06/03/02
2 lifetime posts
We are in a real pickle here! We are moving into a house built in 1905 and a "friend" was helping us get it secure so that we could move in. We know that there are things that will need to be fixed soon, but our house has been sold so we HAVE to move into this house ASAP. Well, this friend decided to look at the bathroom floor which we knew was going to have to be replaced shortly. Now, we have no toilet and a gaping hole in the floor and our "friend" has disappeared. This is what I know. The toilet was leaking and the joint at the old dump pot on the toilet was leaking. Both between the floor and the subfloor. The support beam that runs under both the tub and the toilet was badly damaged. The floor under the tub also needs to be replaced. I believe that we can tie into the good part of the support beam/joist with a new one or two on either side of the old one and put new floor in. Am I correct in that? Like I said I have to move in this house ASAP! I am really lookinng for a quick fix even if it is only temporary. Please help me! Thanks for any and all responses.


05:32AM | 06/05/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Is this on the first floor? Is there a crawl space? It sounds like it, but you didn't say. If you must move instantly and the above are true I think I would temporarily place a sheet of plywood over the new hole until you can do a proper fix. I don't think I'd put in a new floor until the joist and subfloor fixing is done properly and completely.
As to just how to do that, I think you'll need someone onsite to see it.


10:44AM | 06/08/02
If you would like step-by-step information on repairing damaged floor joists, contact me through the "Expert Advice" section of this website. I can send you a drawing showing you how-to repair them.


[This message has been edited by GlennG (edited June 08, 2002).]

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