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Old 12/20/18, 6:23 PM
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Default Block pier Shims/Spacers

I have never seen anyone do this type of shimming or spacers before. There is a old (15 yr old house) settlement crack above a door in the master bedroom that I think was caused by this shim being placed vertical and not laying flat.
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Old 12/20/18, 6:30 PM
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Default Re: Block pier Shims/Spacers

Whatever the cause, what your pictures show is a really bad idea. Wood shims/spacers - bad. 2x4's on edge - even worse. You can see in the first picture where they are starting to distort. Only a matter of time before the grain separates and they fail completely.

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Old 12/20/18, 6:42 PM
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Old 12/20/18, 8:29 PM
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Default Re: Block pier Shims/Spacers

4" space or more requires masonry, I believe.

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Old 12/20/18, 8:33 PM
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That's retarded.

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