Well… technically it should be called out for correction, based on the rear corner post more so than the side post, even though I don’t think there will be an issue any time soon. It primarily is only holding it’s own weight, and the occasional moving weight of people traversing the staircase. More concern would be when multiple people stop for a spell on the landing to gawk at the view!
It’s f:cked up, so adding an angle iron will just make it more prominent that the layout was screw up.
Release the two post under the landing add a post plate and move the post so they don’t look screwed up. Piece of cake.
But seriously, do you think anyone will take that step? Doubt it.
So, the report will read the post are overhanging the concrete base.
Here’s another shot, below, to show more context. The stairwell in question is just off frame to the left. For future reference - Are custom metal exterior stairways and balconies like this typically designed by engineers? Would it have been prudent for me to say, other than pointing out incomplete bearing, something along the lines of:
Inspector recommends buyer confirm stairwell was constructed according to engineered shop drawings (of course it’s not, here). If unable to confirm, contact structural engineer for further review and amelioration.
Hahah. I think it’s a good word in from our perspective. Allows you to say “fix it” in a technical way without prescribing any actions. but I guess “correct” or “address” has the same effect.
Maybe you’re right. The use of vocabulary involved with inspection is one of the reasons I like it. You can be extremely knowledgeable about these things but you also really need to be able to communicate them. I’ll consider your opinion
Just remember… you are producing a Report for your Client. Not you, not other inspectors, not realtors, not even a Judge (you hope)!
There’s an old rule of thumb… Know your Client, keep it simple, and write so a 5th grader can understand it.