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stadob
Foundation supports
stadob

Have a 40 year old house that had adjustable steel shaft and brackets secured in concrete that supported the main 4" x 12" floor beams. Due to age and moisture these are shattering. New codes, central California area, says you no longer can use these types of adjustable steel supports (for obvious reasons). Interested in opinions and options as to what I can do.

dj1
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dj1

A pic will help. You can load it to a host like photobucket and then post the link here.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

If you are having the repairs inspected, upgrade the footings. If you are not having an inspection, then the judgment call is yours to make.

keith3267
Re: Foundation supports
keith3267

How tall are these supports? Basement or crawl space? Is there a footing under the supports? If so, how big are they?

stadob
Re: Foundation supports
stadob
keith3267 wrote:

How tall are these supports? Basement or crawl space? Is there a footing under the supports? If so, how big are they?

It is a \2' crawl space, and the supports length varied between 12-14" and were anchored in concrete.

hollasboy
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hollasboy

In Texas, we would set a bunch of solid concrete foundation blocks under the beams and shim and jack 'em in tight. We don't have earthquakes, though. I would image that setting a house on loose blocks would not perform very well during one.

What exactly is shattering? I presume the concrete footings, because the metal is rusting and expanding inside them?

Jack
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Jack

If you have proper footers you can replace the jack posts with steel posts filled with concrete and cut to length. You can get those posts at building supply stores.

Jack

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