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What causes cross bracing to come loose from joists?

Posted by tlbean2004 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 18, 14 at 10:52

I was looking under my house because i heard some kind of animal down there.
As i was looking i noticed that there were two places where the 2 bottom pieces of the cross bracing were about an inch below the actual joists that they should be nailed too.
What causes them to come loose and hang down like that?
should i be worried?

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RE: What causes cross bracing to come loose from joists?

Apparently it is assumed that the cross bridging was nailed in correctly initially. That may not not be what actually happened. In times past, the bridging was cut from scrappy lumber and not all the pieces would be exact size or angle. The bridging would be nailed in from the top as subfloor was applied and later nailed at the bottom.
Perhaps the bottom nailing was done by a less skilled person or a less caring person.
Can you re-nail it to improve the fit?

RE: What causes cross bracing to come loose from joists?

"Should i be worried?

No. Fagetaboudit.

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