Joist Crack


Old 04-21-13, 07:51 AM
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Joist Crack


How do I go about fixing this joist crack (picture link below) , which has gone unnoticed seven years we have been in the house. What kind of professional (carpenter, structural engineer, handyman?) do I seek out to fix this - I believe putting a sister joint is one way. Any ideas on what it will cost?

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Old 04-21-13, 08:20 AM
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You could sister it, but IMO it doesn't look that bad.

I suggest getting some glue (Wood glue, or Polyurethane glue, construction adhesive) a bunch clamps and maybe some nails. Glue and nail it back together.

If you want somebody to do, a carpenter or handyman should be able to handle the job.

DIY it for less than $10, or hire for a couple of hundred.
Old 04-22-13, 04:09 AM
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T.I.'s method should be fine although it would be nice to see a different angle shot to verify that the crack doesn't travel too far into the joist. No reason not to diy unless you just don't want to

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