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Old 12/8/10, 8:16 AM
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Default Basement main beam support at foundation wall

What is the proper way of supporting beam at foundation wall?
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Old 12/8/10, 8:39 AM
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That's not it.



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I usually see them setting in a pocket in the foundation.
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Good article on lally columns.

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Default Re: Basement main beam support at foundation wall

You should recommend a masonry pier to provide end support.



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You should recommend a masonry pier to provide end support.
I would not recommend material (or method) for additon of a support. I would expect the GC to make that determination based on his review of the structure.



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I would not recommend material (or method) for additon of a support. I would expect the GC to make that determination based on his review of the structure.
You are right. I wouldn't say specifically in my report how it should be done.



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Default Re: Basement main beam support at foundation wall

Thanks for the help.

Next question, how shoud these beams be supported? Lateral bracing?
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IMHO this looks like someone tried to fix a problem

Makes me wonder if those steel supports posts sit on proper footings.



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Makes me wonder if those steel supports posts sit on proper footings.
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IMHO this looks like someone tried to fix a problem
How would you report? My brain is fried from this one.
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Recommend a qualified contractor repair as needed.

Someone needs to review the original plans if possible and see if it was built per spec.



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Recommend a qualified contractor repair as needed.

Someone needs to review the original plans if possible and see if it was built per spec.
And...inquire as to the reason for their placement.

I agree it looks like a modification.



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And...inquire as to the reason for their placement.

I agree it looks like a modification.
What was above this area? I've seen support "attempts" under kitchen remods (due to additional weight from granite countertops and industrial appliances).



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Keep it simple: modified repair, investigate with specialist. Sure looks suspect?



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