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    What should you report when you see the attached going on in a portion of the crawl space?

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    At least they knew to put the post on the edge of the block, because putting it in the center of the block where it is hollow would have been stupid.


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    The floor system is improperly supported.

    1- The 4X4 beam is not the best choice of materials and may or may not be adequate for that situation. A double 2X6 or double 2X8 (oriented correctly) would have been a better choice.

    2- The 4X4 post is supported by concrete blocks oriented along the weak axis.

    3- The concrete blocks are resting on the ground. There should be a footing or pad to spread the load so the support does not get pressed into the soil.

    Recommend repair by a qualified professional.

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    Supports added are improperly supported with no proper footings. They do not appear however to be the main support structure, but an added section to support possibly a kitchen island, grand piano, or real estate broker having an open house.


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    Concrete blocks are designed to be load bearing when placed on their sides. Replace with proper footings. Also support posts need properly secured to beams above.


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    Default Re: Crawl Space Floor Support

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen G Sheldon View Post
    What should you report when you see the attached going on in a portion of the crawl space?
    That there's an El Camino in a trailer park somewhere sitting lower than typical.... recommend re-installing half broken blocks to their intended location


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent Tarter View Post
    Concrete blocks are designed to be load bearing when placed on their sides.
    I think you meant to say, "Concrete blocks are NOT designed to be load-bearing when placed on their sides."

    Funny how one little word changes the entire meaning of a sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen G Sheldon View Post
    What should you report when you see the attached going on in a portion of the crawl space?
    "Bear trap in crawlspace needs fresh bait."

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