What I need is for someone to come and out repair my second floor. I am having floor support problems.I have a second story addition over the garage. It was built in the mid seventies(70′s). It has since had some water damage and the floor supports seem to have shifted or leaned to one side. The whole upper structure is not in trouble, it appears to be only 4 beams that are weak. Can this be repaired without having to take down the whole second level? I have noticed cracks in the wall and the floor creeks are rises a falls in one specific area.
(Remodeling by Joseph)
Every time we plan on adding a room to the garage ceilings we consult with a structural engineer, because in many cases the building structure above a garage is not made to support that kind of weight and several adjustments need to be made before creating the addition.
Not consulting a structural engineer at the time of your room addition could have caused the problem you are having. In many cases something will work for a while, and then fail.
We recommend you consult a structural engineer and identify the root of the problem, then proceeds with possible permits and repairs.