I thought I would share what I found in a crawlspace today. GOT POSTS? I have seen posts added before but nothing like this. LOL This is only a handful of the posts that were added. The main support beam appeared to split and I am guessing this was the solution. I would gather it was not a professional solution based off of the way the posts were added. They used bricks and concrete blocks and then used 4x4 posts to support everything. No footings and some of the posts have already started leaning. This would be great for the House of Horror for sure. A structural engineer was definitely recommended!!
Yeah an engineer would be good! The cinder blocks are sideways, the wrong way.
With those blocks on their side and the other things that you mentioned, etc., it is good to get an SE in there for correction direction , Michael!
Every time the live load changes, a few probably fall over and someone has to go down and put them back up, lol.
My 800 pound life?
Wow! Nice photos, with spiders to boot! Thanks for posting.
How old was this place? I haven’t seen 3 core cmu blocks in a long time.
The home was 71 years old.
So how many years do you guys think the house had been like that?
You would think that out of that many blocks, he could have installed at least one correctly!
Well, it could be anywhere from 1960 when P.T. was introduced to today.
My WAG would be not too many years ago judging from the condition of the P. T. and the use of PVC DWV plumbing.
Where is this. The debris on the original joists looks exactly like what gets left behind after a flood: mud and grass.
Definitely structural, I think my concern would be the eroded soil.
Yes, Alan, the angle of repose. I agree for that.