Bob Schmidt shows you how to handle a common problem that can occur when you have a truss style roof in your home. Expansion and contraction of roof trusses causing truss lift in winter.
Expert advice on attaching drywall panels to studs and joists .
Whether you're building a new garage or just want to upgrade your existing one, you'll find loads of helpful tips here. We collected tips from our readers to show you the features you'll want to include to make your dream garage.
This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists . If you have sagging, cracked or twisted joists , which can happen in older houses, this project will provide the extra support the floor needs.
If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. We'll show you a four-step method for installing joist hangers that will ensure that your floor or deck stays flat and strong. So the next time you hold a square dance or ...
A floor that bounces as you walk across it may just need to be stiffened with bridging, which spreads the load on each joist to adjoining joists , strengthening the whole floor.
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