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    Default Notched Concrete Beam

    I have seen lots of notched wood beams but this is the first time I have seen a concrete beam. Notch was more than 20% of depth and there is a crack to the left of the notch. Owner was there and claimed the PO did it but the cut looked pretty fresh to me.

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    Default Re: Notched Concrete Beam

    I doubt there is a "notching and boring table" for concrete beams, in the IRC anyway.

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Notched Concrete Beam

    That's not good.

    See those two rust bulls-eyes? Those are the ends of the reinforcing steel which was cut in two.

    (Okay, the photo has the garage door track hiding where those two bulls-eyes would be, but a concrete beam *IS* going to have reinforcement in it and they would be cut in a notch like that.)

    A structural engineer needs to design appropriate repairs for that.

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    Default Re: Notched Concrete Beam

    The could have used one of these.
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    mounts on the wall, not on the ceiling.



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    Default Re: Notched Concrete Beam

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    The could have used one of these.
    TorqueMaster™ idrive TorqueMaster
    Torsion idrive Torsion
    Solution Center Not sure which door is right for you? Let us help. Selection Center Select the right garage door for your home. idrive for TorqueMaster
    mounts on the wall, not on the ceiling.


    Gotta admit, I have never seen one of those installed. Curious on how well they work and how well they hold up. Looks like a good idea.


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    Default Re: Notched Concrete Beam

    I have seen a few of them on new homes. They work well and they are very quiet. I don't know how well they hold up since I have only seen new ones.

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