First Floor Ceiling Joist Reinforcement-Benton Project

On the Benton Project we found that the Structural Lumber was in good shape for the most part on this stage of the building project.  During the Design Build Demo we removed a staircase that did not meet current building codes and because the area was not framed to current build techniques for proper structural support

Notes:

  1.  removed the stair case- and carefully supported the area during with adjustable ‘House Jacks’

  2. We added additional Support Joists and  Joist Hangers for the ceiling and floor

  3.  Added 3/4 in plywood on the floor

  4. Built a Laundry Room in place of 1/2 of the Removed Stair Way. Note 2-  The Front Wall of the Laundry Room now supports the Area where the Ceiling Joists needed extra support see photo below. 

  5. Because all the 2nd Floor Plumbing, 2nd Floor Laundry Room, was located directly above this Area we ran all the pipes, exhaust vents, etc in the Lowered Ceiling of the 1st Floor Laundry Room and Bathroom Stack Wall.

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removed the stair case- and carefully supported the area during with adjustable ‘House Jacks’
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We added additional Support Joists and  Joist Hangers for the ceiling and floor

Support Joists and  Joist Hangers
  • Built a Laundry Room in place of 1/2 of the Removed Stair Way. Note 2-  The Front Wall of the Laundry Room now supports the Area where the Ceiling Joists needed extra support see photo below. 
  • Because all the 2nd Floor Plumbing, 2nd Floor Laundry Room, was located directly above this Area we ran all the pipes, exhaust vents, etc in the Lowered Ceiling of the 1st Floor Laundry Room and Bathroom Stack Wall.

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