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jack slightly and then fill the web with plywood? not quite squash blocks but will add strength.

But you would still have a damaged bottom chord. I expect that what a manufacturer might say and what could be done to reasonably "get by" would not be the same solution.

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Had one this AM lacking the blocks. Lottsa squashing going on. 2000 build date....heart of the lunacy.

There's no way out of this, right? Any repair options at all?

I wouldn't get involved in that mess. Punt it.

Marc

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No way to bang in blocks without dismantling the house, and there's a lot of areas that aren't even accessible.

I'm not getting involved. House isn't getting bought. I was asking mainly out of curiosity. I'd never seen one this bad before and wondered how one might go about "fixing" it.

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It depends upon how far the damage extends along the joist. Blocking can be retrofit, but access may make it difficult. Handling the crushing is easier than reinforcing the joists for shear. In a case like that I look for guidance from the manufacturer. They often will specify suitable repairs, or tell that that repairs are not possible.

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This one is a mess. One side of the house is shifting south, the other north. Some are crushed, some are tilting, a couple a just plain mangled and coming apart.

I was curious if anyone had ever seen or heard of a fix method.

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Yeah. I've only ever seen a couple at most, or an area that should have blocks that doesn't, but never full tilt squashing every which way. Squashed, tilted, some of the web was fracturing, subtle drywall cracking in lots of places that could easily be misread as lousy taping and finishing.

After looking over the totality of this one, I don't think there's a fix either. And we fix some ****ed up pieces of shit.

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