Man I'm all screwed up here. I need help bad. To start, let me say 20
years or so ago I had a B1 General Contractors license in Califorina.
I don't have it now and don't do this type of work anymore. I was a
carpenter and built homes for over 15 years in the past so I do have
I got myself in a big jam. Where I work is an old house that needed a
lot of work. We started with needing to replace the kitchen floor tile
(ceramic) and kitchen cabinets. As people in the building trade know,
remodels have a lot of uncertainty to them and take on a life of their
own. One thing lead to another (because of the condition of the house)
that we ended up having to tear out 4 layers of flooring and ended up
going competely to floor joist. Things got worse. The existing joist
was the old 2x6 that was not the same dimensions as new lumber and the
joist spacing was just a mess, some on 24" centers and some on 30"
centers. Ended up removing all the joist also and went down to
existing floors beams on piers. Started to get the game plan together
for putting in a new floor and bam, got busted by the local building
department for not having a building permit. Yeah I know, I was a dumb
ass but the plan never was what it ended up being. We under estimated
how severe of a problem we had.
So now I have to submit plans yada yada. Being out of the trade for so
long, I am not entirely up to speed on what the building department is
going to require regarding this floor and the piers specifically.
These piers are the big precast concrete 12"x12" pyramid looking ones
just set on dirt, and some of those are in pretty bad shape.
Any comments here appreciated (I could do without the "pretty stupid"
stuff though, heh heh). Comments on stuff like:
Pier requirements - spacing, requirements of concrete footing under
piers information, fastening posts to piers, etc.
Spans for beams, etc.
Planning on going 2x6 on 16" centers for floor joist.