Attic Trusses Design This video shows you just about all you need to know about attic trusses. In case you do have questions, PLEASE click the two links just below and read my past columns about attic trusses. That saves me from typing the answer twice. Attic Trusses Column #1 Attic Trusses Column #2 The Read More »
Prefabricated Wall Panels Tim Carter talks about the wonder of prefabricated wall panels. These panels are built in a factory and are assembled FAST on the job site. Floor trusses vs floor joists should be on your mind too.
Column and beam construction must be done with properly sized beams to support a load bearing wall. Columns must be properly located, and the choice of a steel beam, wood beams, or beams made of laminate or other materials available today is also best left to the pros! Solid column and beam construction calls for the hiring of a structural engineer to get you started.
Tim Carter shows a nifty trick when framing walls for a house. Don't allow an interior wall to touch an exterior wall. Leave a 3/4-inch gap so you can slide drywall in one giant piece instead of having to cut it at the corners. This wall framing trick also helps prevent air infiltration because the Read More »
Buildings collapse for many reasons, but who would ever think a pesky thunderstorm could cause it to happen? If you're remodeling your home and REMOVE plywood or OSB sheathing on the walls, you could be asking for trouble. Diagonal bracing on houses PREVENTS the walls from racking and folding down on themselves. You need to Read More »