Structural Home Repairs Should Only Be Made By Experienced Contractors
There are certain things that I don't recommend your
average do-it-yourselfers to repair on their own. Structural home
repairs are one of them. If the structure of your home is compromised in
any way, make sure that you think twice before attempting to do these
repairs on your own.
Over the years, I have had to replace some extremely difficult structural beams, posts, walls and roof framing. To give you an idea, about how difficult some of these repairs actually were, I have even had experienced contractors contact me to make repairs for them.
If contractors are calling me who have over 20 years of experience in the construction industry to make structural home repairs, because these repairs even intimidate them, you should think twice before attempting the same. I'm not trying to scare anyone here, I'm trying to save you a little bit of money and frustration.
If you're thinking about replacing a structural post that's holding up a corner of your home, that suffering from wood rot and termite damage and you really don't understand how much weight this post is holding up and you haven't created the proper supports, before you remove the post. What do you think you're going to look like, if that section of the house collapses?
Again, I'm not trying to scare you, I'm trying to inform you. If you don't have any knowledge about structural repairs, you have no business working on them. Always remember, that structural repairs can be hazardous to your health.