Do I have to jack my house up to replace my floor joists? Do I have to jack my house up to replace my floor joists?

Should you find your house floor joists to be warped or damaged by termites, water, or other conditions, you may decide to replace them. But you may also want to know what will likely be involved in doing this type of project. For example: will you need to jack up your house?

Replacing Your Floor Joist

Under ordinary circumstances you won't need to jack up your house, but you will likely need to remove existing floor board lying on your joists. First, install a new joist hanger, then, align the hanger with the ledger board and put the joist into place in the hanger and secure it with 16d nails.

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