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Size and spacing are very important to install floor joists properly. Their spacing (16" or 24" on center) is critical to engineering
safety, and they must be perfectly flat and level, or the floor will be uneven. The wider the span between the supporting structures (beams,
sills, rim joists), the larger the joist (2" x 8", 2" x 10", etc.) will need to be if it is not to deflect under load. There are approved formulas for
calculating the depth required and reducing the depth as needed; however, a rule of thumb for calculating the depth of a wooden floor joist
for a residential property is half the span in feet plus two inches; for example, the joist depth required for a 14‑foot span is 9 inches. High
quality wood must also be used, as bending and warping in the joists will throw the floor and the building out of plumb, causing structural
problems and safety issues. In addition, floor joists are installed at a very early stage in the building process, and in older structures, they
may eventually need to be replaced as a result of bowing, crowning, water damage, termite damage, or if they were installed improperly
when the building was designed or constructed.
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Crawl Space Foundation Floor Joists
the surface flooring (such as hardwood, carpet or vinyl) rests on a sub-floor, which rests on floor

floor. They are an important part of the supportive structure of a floor and are usually supported  
by beams, sills, rim joists, or foundation walls. They hold up the weight of a building, absorb
impacts on the floor, and create structural support so that the floor will be stable and secure.

What Are Floor Joists, Structural Beams, Rim Joists, and Sub-Floors?

What Can Go Wrong and How to Repair Them

Sagging and/or over-spanned:   The beam will sag from high moisture content in the crawl, and if the beam is over spanned
between the pier columns.  In either case, the proper repair is to reinforce the middle of the span of the beam with new footings and block
piers columns.  We recommend in most crawls paces, that the new pier columns be made of masonry blocks.  Screw Jacks are made of
metal and have a tendency to rust out at the bottom where they are touching the ground floor.  Cinder blocks will not deteriorate and
are the material that builders trust.
foundation beams are made up of two-three boards of 2×8 or 2×10 lumber sandwiched together by
nails or screws.  Typically the center beam runs down the middle of the home transferring the load of
important to repair the exact problem the beam is experiencing as a one size fits all approach (wood
post or screw jacks) will not always work.  A home’s center beam can experience several different
Structural Beam
found early enough, the rim joists can also the wall above, it may require removal and replacement.
This is a costly repair, especially if the damage is in a rim joist that runs parallel to the floor joists, since
this specific rim joist bears more load than the ones running perpendicular to the floor joists. If the rim
joist is in bad shape, the sill plate, floor joists and wall studs may also have damage that requires
replacement or reinforcement.
Repairing the rim joist can be dangerous, and should only be done by an experienced professional. Make sure that these building
professionals have experience and understand how much weight they are dealing with. In most cases, damage to rim joist will create
sometimes ceilings to sag.
or carpet). The joists support the sub-floor the sub-floor is attached to the tile, hardwood or carpet. These structural elements of a building
make up part of the sub-floor, the structure that goes underneath the flooring that people walk on. Sub-floors are designed to provide
support to the flooring, and to make the building itself more rigid and stable so that it will withstand years of heavy use. They connect
Older homes typically have 3/4-inch thick  4- to 8-inch pine. Oriented Strand Board (OSB) also can be used for sub-floors.
sub-floor before feeding on hardwood floors. Over time, a sink, toilet or refrigerator water leak can
damage and even destroy flooring materials and the sub-floor below it. The damage can go undetected
for a long time or during the course a home improvement project, you will run across this unexpected
obstacle. In preparation for a new floor (tile, wood or sheet), there may be a section of the sub-floor which
is too "bouncy" or soft. There are many variables that will contribute to this situation. Support, quality
of the material, or adequate thickness, the fact is; this section of the damaged sub-floor will have to be
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