Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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This house has been standing for 88 years. The floors are a bit uneven.
I’m not an engineer, so it’s hard to tell, but do you think there should be a post under this beam at this connection?
If I lay it out to you, there are three main beams in the basement. Two go the length of the building from foundation wall to foundation wall supported twice by wood posts. The third beam stretches between the two other beams forming the middle section of the “H”. The middle beam is not supported at all. It just seems to be a fitted joint to the other two.