When you are walking around on your beautiful wooden floor, suffice it to say that you would not be all that cognizant of the miracle of engineering that this floor tends to represent once all has been said and is now out of the way. The reason behind this is that a lot of the structural strength that allows your floor to support not just your weight but also the weight of the various furniture that you have in that specific room comes from wooden floor joists that help to distribute the weight a bit more evenly thereby making it less likely that your floor would start to break under the pressure than might have been the case otherwise.
While floor joists are definitely something that most people should be rather grateful for, they are particularly susceptible to water damage leaks. What’s more is that a water damaged floor joist is highly dangerous due to the reason that it can potentially break and your entire floor would start to break as well once a little bit of time has passed you by.
The great thing about joists, though, is that they can be repaired without too much stress on your part. You just need to add a sister joist next to it and connect the two with lag bolts. This can help you avoid having to tear up your entire flooring and replace the joist entirely. Instead, you can just take out a few boards that will give you enough room to add the sister joist. This is a relatively straightforward process that most people would be able to accomplish quite easily as long as they have experience.