Hi all, I've got a 16 year old house with a springy floor. We're
looking to fix the floor before installing hardwoods and I wanted to
get some opininos on which of my possible courses might be best.
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The room is 21'10" X 13'7" with a cantelevered bay window mid-way on
the long wall. The joists are 2x8s 16"oc. As you might expect, the
floor is extremely bouncy. We want to put down hardwoods so we need to
This room sits over the garage, so a beam underneath isn't a really an
After doing a little reading on the net I learned that sistering might
be a good option. maybe sister in 2x10s along side the old 2x8s.
Then after a little more reading, I hear bridging might be a better
Given those specs, can anyong give me a good idea of what my best
option here is? Either mine or your own. Thanks!