Flooring Structure

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How do I connect floor joists to a wall that has no header joist?

In order to attach the floor joists correctly, you will need to improvise and attach a ledger board to

How to Seal a Floor Truss

A floor truss is a support that helps to keep your floor stable and even. Basically, it is made from

How to Strengthen Wood Floor Trusses

Floor trusses are used in building with crawl spaces or an upper floor. They are positioned on the top

Types of Floor Trusses

Floor trusses are use to impart longevity and stability to the house structure. There are many types

In building a house, do floor trusses and joists have to run in the same direction?

When building a house, it is actually quite the opposite and most floor joists and floor trusses are

How do I use self-leveling compound on a concrete subfloor?

Prime a concrete subfloor in the areas where you will be using self leveling compound. Self leveling

Removing Ceramic Tile: Concrete Slab Preservation

If you have a ceramic tile concrete floor and you need to remove the tiles, keep in mind that this is

How to Install Membrane Waterproofing to a Shower

Membrane waterproofing is a very important part of your shower area because it helps prevent splashes

Removing Damp Membrane Waterproofing

A damp membrane defeats the entire purpose of having one installed in the first place. It is important

Mistakes to Avoid when Applying Liquid Membrane to Plaster Walls

A liquid membrane allows a wall to be waterproof. You will typically find liquid membrane applied to

What causes floor joists to crack?

Because floor joists typically support tremendous weight from subflooring, floor coverings, appliances,

Is it cheaper to replace a floor joist or to try and repair it?

In discovering a cracked or broken floor joist, you will have options to replace the floor joist or to

Cross-Bridging

Cross-bridging is a special way to join floor joists to prevent them from warping. The floor joists are

Solid Bridging

Solid bridging are the pieces that are put in between the floor joists so that they don’t twist

Support Columns

Support columns are used to help raise floor joists so that floors don't sag. If your floor is creaking

Threshold

A threshold is a relatively thin strip of material, usually wood or metal, that has beveled edges on

Top Plate

Aligning the top plate to the bottom plate is a tricky task. If the top plate is not aligned it will

How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete Part 2

Now that you have prepared the cement floor and the subflooring for installation, you are ready to plan

Repairing Uneven Floors: Hiring a Contractor

It is essential to take steps to level out uneven floors as soon as possible. If you plan on hiring a

How to Connect a Computer Network in Raised Floors

Computer raised floors are common because they allow various cables to pass underneath the floor without

How to Stop Your Subflooring from Sweating

Finding and fixing the cause of sweating subflooring is a must to prevent damage to flooring materials

Subflooring

Subflooring is the base floor beneath a finished floor which supports the finished floor and provides