What's the usual rule of thumb on the effort
required to convert an existing attic into a
Have an attic with conventional rafters in the
way (not the "W" type), and some plywood on the
ceiling joists as an attic floor.
Had one home inspector say that most attics are
designed for 20 lbs/sq ft loading, and that i'd
need to shore it up to withstand 40-60 lbs/sq ft
loading before the attic can be used as a bedroom
what's that involve ??? (work wise)
also, i have some rear steps that are made of
concrete with pieces broken off. one contractor
says he needs to tear it all down and rebuild it
from scratch (expensive proposition). since he
claims if he patches it, it could collapse on
itself. but the cracks and missing pieces aren't
that big. so i can't see how weight of the new
concrete filling in the cracks would cause it to
another contractor says, no problem, i can patch
it up easy.
who's more credible here ???