07:16AM | 09/23/03
Member Since: 09/22/03
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I just bought a 1976 contemporary chalet. The downstairs garage was removed and prepped for a new room. The previouse owner or contractor put up 3 floor jacks supporting a new beam for some reason "prob. because of flex and slight slope in floor because of 10ft distance from beam to foundation wall". The problem is upstairs above the new beam and jacks, the wood floor is buldged up about a 1 inch only where the beam is. Is this hurting the house and is it easily fixed after beam is removed or finished properly?


01:19PM | 09/28/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
That is a little hard to answere with any certaintyt. I have to make some assumptions which is dangerous withstructural work.

The fact that it has a support post (I assume you mean an adjustable lolly collumn when you say Jack) means that this beam needs support there. Removing it would be more dangerous than leaving it. That would likely cause or encourage a failure.

You need to know why that bulge is there above it. Eigther they simply jacked up too high or the perimeeter walls and foundation have settled. The latter may also require some attention.

I will assume that they simply jacked too high. All you need to do to correct that is to thread it down lower. If there is any reason to completely unload it temporariily, be sure to cut a wood post first to catch the weight at the right height and doesn't colapse under the load from above.



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