Exposed beam

This built up beam under an addition surely can’t remain exposed to the elements, like it is, can it?

Damaged concrete column as well, supporting same beam.

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No, they need to be protected from the weather.

Another question. When you guys inspect a house with an addition or something similar, do you ever/aways recommend that the client does a search for building permits on file at city hall?

Thanks,

Paul-Marc

If I see evidence of poor quality construction indicating that the addition may have been bult without a permit, I recommend that the client ask the seller for documentation showing that the addition was built with the proper permits and inspections.