May 1, 2018
The framing process is now at the point where joists can be installed. Joists are horizontal members that support the floor for the second story of the house. The ones we are using are “I-Joists” – if you look at them from either end, they are in the shape of a capital “I.” These are a manufactured product which provides a lot of strength for its size and weight, they are extremely consistent unlike dimensional lumber (regular 2 x 10’s or 2 x 12’s), and properly installed they can eliminate squeaky and/or bouncy floors. Below is a picture of an I-joist just before it’s trimmed for length, as well as one of our site foreman, Scott Ingram, with the installed I-joists behind him to his left.