Damaged Joist Pt. 2


Thanks for the replies. The severely nothced part is in the staircase...ie you are walking up to the 2nd floor and you look up. So, there is only about 3-4 ft or so of the joist exposed there, because of the walls on both sides of the staircase. The joist is also exposed where the small notch is in the bathroom, because we are remodeling there. The joist is not exposed anywhere else, it runs from the bathroom, through the staircase, through my bedroom. Does anyone have any idea how much this might cost? Also, is the small notch in the bathroom ok or does it need to be fixed too? Its only a couple inches tall by about an inch wide. The pipe for the shower is running through there. Thanks.
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So, you do realize that this joist is under a much larger load that the other joists? It's partly responsible for holding up all the other joists that stop at the staircase. It's pretty much the worst part you could cut into.
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I have no idea how much it will cost to repair, but you need to get someone in to look at it NOW. I don't think anyone (including me) is trying to scare you unnecessarily -- but you have a potentially dangerous situation that needs professional attention immediately.
Whatever it costs to fix, it will be a lot cheaper than rebuilding your home if it collapses. Especially if in severely hurts/kills someone in the process...
-Tim
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