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    Default Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    This was a reinspection on a "new" multi-million dollar home. The home had several basement and crawlspace areas. During the initial inspection I found an area in one of the crawls that needed additional support. The floor above this area actually bounced/vibrated when walked on. I found that the builder over spanned the TJI by almost 8' in this area. So I recommend for additional support to be properly added per the TJI manufacturers specifications for the type of joist.

    This is what they did!

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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    I'll bet the kitchen is pretty nice, though.

    Scott, how did you like kneeling on sharp stones to take those pics? In my area, we expect to see a concrete skim coat in the crawl, even in the lower priced townhouses.
    And we don't have high radon levels either.

    Well, pouring a footing for a proper post won't be that hard. Good catch.


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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I'll bet the kitchen is pretty nice, though.

    Scott, how did you like kneeling on sharp stones to take those pics? In my area, we expect to see a concrete skim coat in the crawl, even in the lower priced townhouses.
    And we don't have high radon levels either.

    Well, pouring a footing for a proper post won't be that hard. Good catch.
    The rocks are a pain! Literally, I wear heavy gloves and Patela-T knee pads and I still get pokes every now and then.

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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    " we expect to see a concrete skim coat in the crawl, "
    John,
    Is this required or preferred?

    Scott,
    It sounds like the gravel is somthing you are use to dealing with. Is this code?

    I'm just curious. Around here we just clean out the debris, level up, and install a vb.


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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    Quote Originally Posted by chris mcintyre View Post
    John,
    Is this required or preferred?

    Scott,
    It sounds like the gravel is somthing you are use to dealing with. Is this code?

    I'm just curious. Around here we just clean out the debris, level up, and install a vb.
    Nope, not code. We just have so much rock that most of the foundation pads are made from crushed rock. Sure does beat dirt, muck and mud when crawling through them.

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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    john

    skim coat ? lots of crawl spaces here in colorado, and knee pads i go thru once a year. and radon averages 5.8 picos here. that skim coats sounds like a good idea--we have plastic vapor barriers-MAYBE--HELLO BUILDERS TO YOU READ

    CHARLIE


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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    Sure does beat dirt, muck and mud when crawling through them.
    Agreed.


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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    Hey, Scott!
    Yeah. That fixed it, huh?
    NOT!


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    Default Re: Not exactly the best way to support an over span

    Home depot. "You can do it! We can help!" You guys are just too darn picky is all.

    Here are some nice builder installed support posts. Brand new home here in Reno.

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