While applying for a permit last week, the building inspector was explaining
something to me I didn't quite get.
He was describing how an interior wall should be supported with respect to
the direction of the underlying floor joists. (I have a single floor house
with crawl space).
I think he said that if the wall is perpendicular to the joists no problem
but if it is parallel to the joists and it does not rest directly on top of
a joist then I need to construct bracing underneith the floor consisting of
blocking between the joists to hold a new (virtual?) joist (doubled up 2x8
he suggested) at the wall location.
Does this make sense or did I get it backward, mixed up or missing a detail.
It seems to make sense this way. Seems like overkill for a non load bearing
partition wall of less than 6 feet in length.
Thanks in advance for your insights