CMU Piers A Little Off Center

Just a little settling.

That’s what one calls a shrinkage crack, eh? :rofl: :joy: :rofl:

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No footing to stabilize the CMU orientation to load provided by the steel girder.
If the CMU base would have been stable the mechanical damage would not have occurred.

You inspecting again, Chris?

They were supported by concrete footing. It looks like one too many taking measurements.

Lots going on in the crawlspace, Chris besides the mechanically damaged CMU.

I see CMU at grade surrounded by soil. I can not see any signs that a properly placed footing is present.

I do see signs of past flooding. Look at the bottom of the CMU pier. Efflorescence/staining have occured. In your neck of the woods the frost zone is at least ><6’ feet deep. One can correlate heaving and settlement with soil resaturation inside the crawlspace. Water is getting past the perimeter drainage field migrating under the residence.

Ideally the center of any column for beams to bear live and dead loads is optimal. Especially when CMU are involved. Positioning on the center WEB is optimal. Nonetheless though, only 1.5’ inches is required for load bearing components in residential construction if I am not mistaken. That was my point to addressing this thread, ‘CMU Piers A Little Off Center.’ Actually, the beam was nowhere near center.

Sorry for all the edits.