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I had smart jacks installed in my basement. The wooden
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I need to replace sagging floor joist due to settling of the
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I need to size an I-beam to replace the current structural
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I want to build a 14x20' deck in Atlanta GA which will
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Question: Architect plan calls 2x12's ML as a header
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My cottage which is located only 30 feet from the lake has
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Have a crawl space that the support beam runs through the center
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