Let’s start with defer, defer, defer…OK now that is out of the way.
This is what happens when homeowner X decides that installing two garage door operators is more important than the integrity than the structural support beam under the second story floor, wall, and roof system.
This is not the first time I have seen this and will not be the last.
In this case there was no evidence of deflection in the beam observed.
My question is what “acceptable” methods have other inspectors seen to remedy this type of deficiency? I am thinking steel plates to reinforce the weakened sections of the beam, but wanted to get some other input.
Again, It has been deferred to a professional, to make that call. So the question is merely speculative.
(only a carpenter should own a sawzall… )