This foundation was built 1938, and seems unusually tippy even for the time. This is in an earthquake zone, the garage has a second floor above, and the given wall is shearwalled and bolted, with ...
My foundation is attached to the frame of my house using seismic brackets, and I live in a earthquake-prone area. I noticed I have 3 posts that hold up my center of my house that seem to only be ...
Our fixer-upper has a freestanding wall outside, that is built of melon-sized boulders cemented together. The back side was left rough, and we're starting to get cracks (I patched with cement-all). So ...
I live in a brick house, and am interested in understanding whether it is brick or brick veneer, as a way to understand what kind of risks it (and we) may face during an earthquake. I hear that brick ...
Given a trench dug below foundation level, what's the proper way to backfill? Here I'm talking about a trench below the bottom edge of an unreinforced concrete foundation built in 1950, supporting a ...
Trying to secure a 100lbs floor mirror so it doesn't tilt over. is it possible to do this without a stud?
This wall is not shared by another tenant directly next door but does have a unit above me. I cannot find a stud. i have used a magnet stud finder. I have nailed a 2.5" nail into the wall in 1 inch ...
A roofing company mistakenly cut a 2 foot section out of a roof joist, on my home. I'm seeking a reference to what would constitute a proper repair, preferably a prescriptive code or a load table. ...