This one has me baffled. Cripple wall built along the front of a home basement…no real apparent reason, but framing looked to be the same as the original (prior owner was a logger, all framing was rough sawn).
Cripple wall was 1 1/2" out of plumb over 2 feet. No apparent movement of any of the block foundation anywhere. Main beam twisted toward the outside wall (likely pulled by the floor joist that are toe nailed into the cripple wall), lots of cracked sheetrock upstairs.
I’m not sure what caused this; could it have been built this way, to cover for a mistake in the block foundation? I don’t believe this, but not totally sure. Needed a string line to pull some measurements.
Length of cripple wall: Approx. 35 feet long, approx. 2 foot height.
Update: I saw several large piles of glass block on the property (large double lot)…possibly a temp wall for future finishing?
Any thoughts? :shock: