Category: Home Repairs

Pressure Treated Wood is Not All the Same

  Wood has been an invaluable building material for thousands of years, but in certain situations, it is prone to infestation, decay, and rot; limiting its usefulness for many applications. To improve the wood’s properties, chemicals compounds can be infused into the wood grain under intense pressure under a process called “pressure treatment.” These chemical… Read More »

Just Say No to Unsupported Joints in Built Up Wood Floor Joists

A recent project really hammered this point home.  We began with a discussion of whether wooden floor joists – rotted at one end – really needed to be sistered the entire length. Sistering a joist means attaching a new joist to the original, essentially creating multiple plies, and simultaneously strengthening the existing joist. The question… Read More »