Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


06:43AM | 05/20/21
On a new house build the steel support beam is not level side to side. It is installed in pockets of the concrete walls and shimmed with steel shims. On one end it is level. On the other end is is tilted 1/8 to 3/16” from side to side because one side of the flange is shimmed and the other is not. Looks like an installation error or they ran out of shims. I am concerned that the structure will settle over time to conform to this distorted beam causing stress to dry wall, windows, flooring, and other unknown areas. The build says this is within Missouri allowable tolerance. Getting them to fix this will probably be very difficult.

Poor excuse for a sloppy installation in my opinion. I am thinking this is a item that should be corrected before drywall gets installed. The beam is about 20’ long and near the from of the structure. There are 4 beams across the structure and the others are properly installed. Since one end of the beam is level is okay to leave as is?


07:05PM | 05/23/21
The house is going to move no matter what. The amount you mention should not be any problem.

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