Supporting Wall for Sagging Ceiling
Just bought a house, had an inspection done, the house is an old old house but is holding up very well. There was a fireplace removed which centered between the dining and living room. This whole structure ceases to exists and hence the bedrooms upstairs have bouncy floor due to lack of support.
The joists to both floors are running in the same direction and the wall will be running perpendicular to the joists (90 degrees).
The main floor has laminate, which I learned needs to be pulled up so that the wall can be put in place. The house already has numerous jacks in basement for foundation issues, and seems pretty even other wise. Is it correct that a supporting wall should not be placed on laminate flooring?
I am concerned about this wall - how do I go about constructing it? materials? nails? measurements? How do I jack up the floor above so that the 2 beams I want to add are providing the required support to eliminate the wobble? What is the standard measurement in between each post in the wall? Should all posts and beans be encased in a rectangular frame?
For these beams what should be the size? I'm looking at just a pretty simple frame of a rectangular archway between the two rooms. Maybe add in 2 French doors or something to that effect.
Any comments or direction to more info that any one can provide is greatly appreciated. If you need more info. please just ask.
Is it okay to paint the rooms above before I place in this wall or should I focus on the wall first?