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clayfb

11:20AM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 04/13/04
9 lifetime posts
I have some floor joists in a crawl space in a 30 year old house that have twisted some at the center beam. This has caused hihg and low spots in the floor above. There is no braccing installed between the joists. Can I install bracing and draw the joists back to plumb?

Piffin

07:21PM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
blocking or bracing is to HOLD the joists triaght in place and do some load sharing, but I doubt that you can do much to straighten things out just by adding it. You will need to jack the low ones into place one at a time or all together and add the blocking then.

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screefer

07:11PM | 04/23/04
Member Since: 04/16/04
5 lifetime posts
Just a thought but you may want to try putting some lag bolts on the bottom edges of the worst offenders and then use a comealong to attain plumb THEN screw your bracings, good luck


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