In early June, we had two parallams delivered to repair first floor structural damage caused by the hoard’s excessive weight. Here is the post from June 9th.
When we were getting estimates from builders/framers, one of the builders walked down into the basement where John showed him the ceiling joists. The builder said, “Why did you get two parallams instead of one? Now you’ll have a lally column in the way.”
The draftsman and John decided on two parallams because John would need the help of three other men to help him lift one long 27′ parallam. Trying to get 3 capable men to help John lift a parallam and coordinate timing would be close to impossible. So that was the reasoning behind ordering two parallams instead of one.
Now that we have hired a builder and we will have a team of framers at the house framing out the new roof and addition, we will now have men available to help John.
John called up Tague Lumber, where he purchased the 12′ and 16′ parallams, and spoke to the manager, Rob Fiff. John explained the situation and Rob said that normally Tague does not accept returns or exchanges. He said he’d make an exception in our case, because the two parallams never moved from the spot where they were placed by the delivery truck.
So last week, Tague delivered the new 27′ parallam and picked up the two parallams stored in the garage. We have to store the new parallam outside so John wrapped it in plastic and later covered it with a tarp.