I was looking at a stairway for the interiors course, and I noticed some cuts in the wood framing against the stairway. One side of the stairs butts up against the ibeam and about halfway down the steps is where the jack is located.
The pictures are of the top and bottom of the jack. Is it normal to cut the boards around the jack as in the picture? My logic tells me I should see bracing on either side, and no jagged cuts with exposed nail. These cuts just seem wrong. Is this ok or should it be mentioned as a defect?
Reverse side bottom: