Detail Home Floor Construction


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Constructing the floor is the next step for the structural ladder (they are roof, ceiling, walls, floor, foundation, and footing). The floor can be from a concrete slab or wood. Having detail home floor construction with a concrete slab is common in many areas, usually in area which have warm climates and stable soils. If you find it in many buildings around you, thus you might consider about having the concrete slab floor as your floor construction. Meanwhile, the wood flooring construction consist of several supporting members such as floor joist, sills and beams, fasteners and connections, and flooring, although not every member are made from the wood.


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The Detail Home Floor Truss and Framing

The floor truss is one kind of joist type. This type has the advantages to include the ability and reach the greater unsupported spans. Remember that the greater the spans, the greater the truss depth would be required. Moreover, floor truss is an “open”, plumbing pipe, allowing wiring, and possibly have some HVAC ducts to be operated through the truss. Usually, the detail home floor joist is at 16” or 24” on center (depends on the joist and the spans). In the foundation wall, it sits on mud plate or sill plate (a treated 2x bolted and placed flat to the wall).


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The detail home floor framing is the cantilever treated of the wood which has been impregnated with the special salt solution in under high pressure, so it can retard rotting in the moisture presence. The joist that is placed in the end of other joists is called the header joist or the rim. Moreover, joist can also extend the foundation wall over (or in the second floor of the two story home), over the first floor wall to create the overhang. This is so called a cantilever. This detail home floor construction needs cost for around $25 and it would probably more than that.

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