I had a new house today that had a steel “I” beam resting in a pocket on a poured concrete foundation wall. I could not verifiy 3" of bearing or ventilation as builder sealed the opening with mortar.
My question: Is there supposed to be 1/2" ventilation around steel or wood girder end bearings?
I can not find the 1/2" Vetilation anywhere in the06’ IRC.
Am i correct in that thought?
I recall reading that somewhere.