WOODEN STAIRS IN A DAMP CELLAR


Postby ANTFRASER » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:14 am

I HAVE A 1930'S SEMI WITH A CELLAR THE OLD STAIRS DOWN INTO THE CELLAR ARE AGAINST THE EXTERNAL CELLAR WALL AND AS A RESULT THE GENERAL DAMP HAS CAUSED THE WOOD TO ROT.

ARE THESE STAIRS GENERALLY PART OF THE STRUCTURE SUPPORTING THE FLOOR?

CAN I REPLACE THEM WITH INDIVIDUAL TREADS SUPPORTED ON METAL FIXINGS (JOIST HANGERS?) ATTACHED TO THE BRICK WALLS ON EACH SIDE?

ANY THOUGHTS VERY WELCOME
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Postby Perry525 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:39 pm

Look at the direction of the joists in the cellar, look at the way the stairs lean/join the floor upstairs.
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