Joist Damage

Do you think sistering this joist will help? It’s pretty cracked up. :smiley:



Hey, Erol, do you think that big brother could help sister. :wink:

Could something up above have caused that, that you know of.?

Marcel :slight_smile: :smiley:

next time don’t jump so hard on the floor Erol …:slight_smile:

Try some glue and “C” clamps. Erol, is your new website gonna be geared towards commercial inspections??

You guy’s are too fast for me. :cool:

In the bedroom right above the broken joist, there is a small area of floor with bulge. It’s carpeted so I can’t tell what it is. It’s a spec home inspection and it’s on the list. :wink:


Erol, any idea as to what causes the bulge and what caused the broken joist? At this time.

Curious, since we don’t see the whole picture.


Marcel :slight_smile: :smiley:

Not with the carpet covering the floor. If you have any possible suspects please inform. :wink:

They stored or dropped a stack of sheetrock above that area.

On an old house where the crack was through a large knot with little displacement, you can just sister a long (8ft) 2x on each side with a massive amount of 16d nails. On a new house that should be removed and replaced asap.

Here is a cracked one on an old house due to a knot.

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Thanks Bruce!