is sistering on to a cracked joist or damaged joist a proper way of repair? what are some of your views on that? im asking cause i get different opinions from inspectors…some say its okay and some say that a proper joist repair means having proper bearing on each end from the sill plate to the mid span. thank you in advance.
Case by case situation. It is often acceptable. My minimum requirement is that the scabbed lumber goes from load point to load point.
thank you for the reply.
I agree with Brian.
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thanks i appreciate it!
If the damage is within the middle third of the joist, just sister a new full length joist. If the end is rotted off say one foot or less and the remaining portion is good just sister an 8 foot joist. If the damage is due to dry rot then everything I just say goes out the window.
I also agree with Brian.
Ok… I will stir the pot a bit. Your job, IMHO, is to point out deficiencies or issues that may have an affect on the value of the home, or, pose a safety issue to anyone occupying the home. It’s not your place to recommend or suggest a cure to anything reported. Leave that to the qualified contractor.