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I need to replace sagging floor joist due to settling of the

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Hi. I need to replace sagging floor joist due to settling of the house. I have a small crawl space
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: Crack in the foundation on the side of the house and where dining room is there is a sag
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
How many do you need to replace? Are any utilities running perpendicular through the joists?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure how many I need . I have to see . No utilities running perpendicular to the joist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I'm here
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What are the joists supported by at the ends?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cinder blocks
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Are they sitting on top or are they pocketed in?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sitting on top
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Then there is no need to replace them. Just sister them and be sure the sisters sit on the CMU
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Just make sure you have the correct size joist