Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Framing Alterations

Once again, almost everything requires a permit from your local building department. I know, you hate to hear that but just the thought of a building official reviewing a contractors work will cause that contractor to pick up his game.

Today's picture is of substandard floor joist framing alterations visible in the sub area. The original material is termite damaged, worn and or altered. The contractor chose to scab or sister other members but did not land the new joists on the sills, add joist hanger hardware or lag bolt the material to properly re-support the damaged material.

In simple terms, the alterations do nothing to improve structural integrity and were a complete waste of time and money. Remember to always use independent licensed contractors for your repairs and alterations and pull those building permits when necessary.

Remember, when in doubt, error on the side of safety!

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