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Our home is approximately 80 percent framed. I discovered today that they framed with 9 foot walls rather than the 10 foot walls as shown on our plans. Our contractor is suggesting adding a 1 foot pony wall to the top of the existing framing to achieve 10 feet. My question is: Is this a structurally sound way of correcting the issue? All thoughts and opinions are appreciated. Thanks.
 

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No it is not...

Unless you add a bunch of engineering.

What does your contract say?



Your ahj will likely have an opinion also...
 

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Bad idea. However, some people do raise the roof of older ranch house with that method. But if your plans call for 10 ft ... demand full length studs.
 

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