• What floor should I lay over bare 2nd floor joists?

    My living room (1st floor) has joists above it which are open to allow sunlight in from skylights. On the 2nd floor there is flooring on the other side of the load bearing wall (below). I basically am hoping to extend this floor with plywood and enclose the living room ceiling to make a bedroom above. I am hoping to lay T&G 3/4" plywood on... show more
    My living room (1st floor) has joists above it which are open to allow sunlight in from skylights. On the 2nd floor there is flooring on the other side of the load bearing wall (below). I basically am hoping to extend this floor with plywood and enclose the living room ceiling to make a bedroom above. I am hoping to lay T&G 3/4" plywood on the joists and use adhesive and screws. Will this floor be enough to make it into a bedroom? Must I add a subfloor? I will probably eventually add carpet. Must I add subfloor on top of the plywood in order to make this a living space? Will the 3/4" plywood be enough to hold weight if I lay it properly, staggering it and meeting splits at the middle of joists? I seriously need to keep this as cheap as possible. I appreciate any help you may be able to offer!!! Thank you!
    3 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 years ago
  • Paid contractor 1/2 money with no work completion almost a year ago. Details are awful and below. Help!?

    The Mortgage broker suggested a contractor, her boyfriend, to replace roof and remove trees. His business is listed under her home address. I live in PA and there is no licensing. I have both of their numbers and can only contact the broker. The contractor will not pick up or return calls. I've even called her and she put him on the phone only to... show more
    The Mortgage broker suggested a contractor, her boyfriend, to replace roof and remove trees. His business is listed under her home address. I live in PA and there is no licensing. I have both of their numbers and can only contact the broker. The contractor will not pick up or return calls. I've even called her and she put him on the phone only to guarantee work completion that week... with no call, no show, again. The contractor has lied to her repeatedly about work completion, requiring permits (which I've looked into), etc. I have emails to and from her confirming this correspondence with apologies. There is only a verbal agreement with no written contract. I've paid 1/2 the loot up front. We're going on a year and winter's almost here... I would really appreciate any help!
    1 answer · Other - Business & Finance · 10 years ago
  • Mortgage broker lives w/ suggested contractor. Never showed, verb agreement, no contract 1/2 paid. Help?

    The Mortgage broker suggested a contractor, her boyfriend, to replace roof and remove trees. I have both of their numbers and can only contact the broker. The contractor will not pick up or return calls. I've even called her and she put him on the phone only to guarantee work completion that week... with no call, no show, again. The contractor... show more
    The Mortgage broker suggested a contractor, her boyfriend, to replace roof and remove trees. I have both of their numbers and can only contact the broker. The contractor will not pick up or return calls. I've even called her and she put him on the phone only to guarantee work completion that week... with no call, no show, again. The contractor has lied to her repeatedly about work completion, requiring permits (which I've looked into), etc. I have emails to and from her confirming this correspondence with apologies. There is only a verbal agreement with no written contract. I've paid 1/2 the loot up front. I'm really trying not to get old school about this. We're going on a year and winter's almost here... I would really appreciate any help!
    2 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 10 years ago