I am about to get CO on my new home and one issue came up when the
building inspector was out the first time last week. Even though the
first building inspector did the framing inspection months ago, this
guy is saying the main beam (where the notch in the foundation wall) is
supported incorrectly. The framer, to get the beam level, nailed 3
pressure treated 2x10's on end, cut to about 5 inches sitting in the
notch with the beam on top. Even though there are plenty of lally
columns along the beam, I was wondering if that is a risky problem to
have that weigh resting on that bit of wood that might spit at the nail
point. Is this common practice? Should I have the builder add a lally
column there? I'd rather not have him temp fate and put up a temp
support and then try and fill that area with concrete or steel or
something? Can anyone lend some advice?
On 26 Aug 2005 06:18:52 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
There isn't anything intrinsically wrong with that sort
of connection, it just depends on what kinds of loads
that section of beam is expected to support.
How far is it from the foundation wall to the next support,
from the beam to the side-walls, and what else, if anything,
is coming down on that beam from above?
In any case, you could always add one of these
HGUS410 ought to be about the right size, and is good for
a bit over 4 tons.
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