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If all the joists are accessible as the picture suggests, I would release the hanger and reset the joist to the proper level as it was originally intended. When the house was first built it may have been flush then, but shrinkage occurred. I have seen 2X12s shrink 1/4" t0 3/8" in new home construction. This would be no exception. Not to rag on anybody ...


Rather than jacking up the joists it may be easier to sister some 2x6's onto the sides of the floor joists where the mismatches are noticed. These could be wedged into place and then fastened into place on the joist sides. The better way to secure the sistered members will be to apply construction adhesive to the mating faces of the lumber and then securely ...

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