This basement on a 1950-1960s house had multiple (8-10) steel support posts. Some were supporting the beam. The one showed here was under a floor joist and it had a 4x4 and a 1x4 in between the top plate and the joist. It was not fastened to the “buffer” boards. Is this a problem if this is not a bearing beam?
Also, the posts that are supporting the beams were attached using nails instead of lag screws. Thanks for the help.