Notched 2x10's in center, easiest reinforcement if necessary.

Short story is a previous mentally challenged owner decided for some reason to move the garage door track up and attach it to the sill on the outer wall rather than the block provided. In doing so , they notched three 2x10 floor joists about 1 inch to 2 inches deep in the center of three joists. These joists are 2x10's and 16 OC, and span 12 feet. Above the garage is a bedroom. I am curious as to whether there is an easy repair to reinforce these 3 joists, perhaps by gluing/nailing some pywood to the center about 1-2 feet on either side of the nothces. There is no sagging or cracking and one home inspector said its not honestly a worry. But I'd prefer to shore it up if possible before closing the break in the firewall from these morons.. Any advice on what might be sufficient is appreciated.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 7/16/2018 6:44 PM, spfalk wrote:

Sistering is the simplest. If you go with plywood, use some construction adhesive and screws or bolts through.
Inspector is probably right but for a few bucks in material and an hour of time, you'll sleep better.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:33:56 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

ll

loor

s. These

s a

e
it up if

ny

I would sister it with another section of 2 x 10, ~4 ft long. IMO, easier to deal with than plywood, it's probably cheaper if you need to buy it, easier to take home, they will cut it for you. Nails and construction adhesive work for me
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 07/16/2018 06:44 PM, spfalk wrote:

Most home inspectors are real estate agent failures and are dumber than a box of rocks.  As Ed suggested, glue and screw a sister to each joist.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 7/17/18 6:53 AM, Bubba's Home Inspections wrote:

All too true.
A friend bought a home in a major city a few years back and hired a recommended home inspector. He gave her a long, detailed report, complete with pictures of some concern areas.
Unfortunately he missed some structural problems and several maintenance issues that have cost thousands to repair.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 7/17/2018 9:45 AM, Piso Mojado wrote:

And I love it that their big, glossy, fancy reports come with a disclaimer that removes any liability for anything they either got wrong or missed...at most while you may be out tens of $K, the best you can recover if anything at all is the cost of the inspection itself.
--


Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:53:50 -0400, Bubba's Home Inspections

You could not have said that better. I have always wondered if they go to bars and hire winos to be inspectors, or just pick the ones who are sleeping in the hallways at the unemployment offices.
A piece of 1/4" steel plate could also be bolted across the notched parts and extended at least 8 inches on each side of them. That's probably over-kill, but stronger is always better than weak.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.