Inadequate beam support | Home Inspection Seattle - Bellevue - Everett

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Inadequate beam support | Home Inspection  Seattle - Bellevue - Everett

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How many pieces to hold up a floor support beam ?

The floor-joist system of this home in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area is supported by beams than are located throughout the crawl-space.

Most of the supports for the beam are inadequately supported with various scrap pieces of wood, hollow concrete blocks, and whatever else they could find laying around.

inadequate beam support
The inadequate beam support shown in the image has (1) hollow concrete block and (5) different pieces of wood

There are a few sags in the floor system. As part of my Home Inspection report, I recommended that all beam supports be replaced using "generally accepted construction practices".

That would mean appropriately sized pier pads and support posts.




Comments (2)

Loren Green
Greens Home Design L.L.C. - Buckeye, AZ
Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer

That olooks like the stuff we used to use to hold up the old chevy truck while we were working on the tires.

Jan 13, 2011 09:54 AM
Kevin Hergert
Hergert Inspection LLC - Bellevue, WA

I was happy there was no earthquake during the inspection

Jan 13, 2011 10:02 AM

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