Block pier Shims/Spacers

(Sam Morris, LC #341 CMI) #1

I have never seen anyone do this type of shimming or spacers before. There is a old (15 yr old house) settlement crack above a door in the master bedroom that I think was caused by this shim being placed vertical and not laying flat.

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(William B. Ogletree, TREC License #22530) #2

Whatever the cause, what your pictures show is a really bad idea. Wood shims/spacers - bad. 2x4’s on edge - even worse. You can see in the first picture where they are starting to distort. Only a matter of time before the grain separates and they fail completely.

(David Wigger, CMI) #3

Just WRONG!

(Larry Kage, CMI) #4

4" space or more requires masonry, I believe.

(Joe Funderburk, CMI) #5

That’s retarded.

A really smart guy wrote this a few years ago: https://cloversc.org/docview.aspx?docid=25330