Hello – wondering if any of you can advise on this. Pulled down drywall in basement to get to leaking foundation wall crack and decided to just redo the entire wall. Got to the beam and saw this. Original 3pieces of the beam are in the concrete pocket but the additional 2 just seem to be floating there. The framing the original owners did on the house is junk and the vertical post isn’t even touching the beam.
I’ve included a picture of the other end of the beam as well just in case
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2urw5mb&s=8 other end
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=211tksl&s=8 possible framing option
Would a lally/telepost be needed beside the foundation wall to support this or is it sufficient to build a pocket for the beam in the new framing (like image attached)
Thanks for the input - hopefully the picture links work!