Support Beams For Second Story
Homeowner second story was cantilevered out from the first story exterior wall and was sagging due to the joist not installed properly to support the second story. Code requires the joist should extend back into ceiling at least 2-3 times or more depending on the overhang length. This house along with others in the neighborhood joist overhang was two feet out and only extended back into ceiling two feet thus were sagging due to the second story weight. We poured new footers, installed 6″x6″ post with beams to lift and support the second story from future sagging. This was a more cost effective remedy than tearing out garage ceiling, bedroom flooring and disrupting homeowner’s living area to install proper joist length for the cantilever to carry the second story weight.