cracked corbel

Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/c/crac1k.jpg ]


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Ron Chorey


LAS CRUCES Home Inspections


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Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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If you have any remarks could you please email me at rchorey@comcast.net


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Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/1/1crac1k_copy.jpg ]


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Ron Chorey


LAS CRUCES Home Inspections


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Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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I initially thought the corbel was decorative but after I saw the lighter picture I could see that the corbel base was sandwiched between vertical support column and beam.


Looks like the wood corbel was put into place without having been kiln dried (green), then it dried out and split in your hot dry climate.

The corbel appears defective and should be replaced by the builder.


Originally Posted By: ccoombs
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I agree with John. I thought it was an architectural feature at first. I very rarely use the corbel as a structural item because of this very issue. As you can see, the corbel is made from the heartwood and that typically results in this type of issue. The other issue I see is the lack of connection between the post and the corbel. I only saw three toe nails. There is the possibility that it is a hidden connection, but I would be asking lost of questions of the builder.


I would write this up as a structural issue needing further evaluation by an engineer. I would note the crack as well as the lack of visible connection. I would consider this a life safety issue.

Good catch!