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Old 12-07-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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Fixing Bouncy Floors


I bought an old farmhouse the first floor is sagging. the floor joists are sagging, some up to an 1" out, others only about a 1/4". When you walk you can feel the floor move and it's not solid. The one issue I have is the foundation is stone and not sure if sistering would be an option or creating a center post. I am loooking for any suggestions or other methods that people have used to fix this problem and make the floor solid. Any other questions, please ask. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Beam, footings and posts.

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Yes, halving the span will do much more than doubling or tripling the number of joists.
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Any other questions, please ask.
Okay, I'll ask. Are you a contractor? The nature of your question makes it appear that you are not.
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Invite braless women over. Grab some beer.

Observe and record the data for "wiggleness."

Coding says anything over one inch of wiggle (measured at the nipple) is unacceptable.
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Observe and record the data for "wiggleness."

Coding says anything over one inch of wiggle (measured at the nipple) is unacceptable.







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X2 on beams. Thatís what Iíve done in the past.

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