New construction, well about a year old but still new. Hillside construction. So half the crawl space is a true crawl space, hand and knees. The other half is cut into the hillside, about 8 feet lower.
This is the only beam, in the middle of the house running from one end to the other. A total of 9 posts, 5 on the poured concrete in the dug out areas and 4 placed in between those in the rounds.
The cut is about 7-8 feet high and along the full length of the beam, about a foot away from the edge of the poured rounds.
So what would you say?