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JenniferKate
Shim steel beam

In the crawl space of my house I have 2 masonry piers with a steel plate, in good condition, that are suppose to be supporting the steel beam above. There is a very small space that you can see light through. What type of shim should be used? There is no damage, so we want to get this before any happens.

A. Spruce
Re: Shim steel beam

I had a similar problem once where I needed shims that I could custom size/fit that would not compress when the load was placed on them. I went to an industrial plastics supplier and bought scrap pieces of resin panels. Worked like a charm.

cjsand
Re: Shim steel beam

they sell plastic shims at home depot.

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