End of joist supported by hangers against concrete foundation

I recommend that you stop performing home inspections until you receive proper training.


This is common to achieve a recessed floor, usually in a centrally located living room. As for why, because it is much easier than stepping a foundation down and all the exterior BS involved with siding that would go along with it. I have used these hangers in this application multiple times, engineering at its finest!

Right on both fastening and reason for dropping the joists, Marcel.