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Home built bin 1925 has a main beam (Wood) sagging about 1

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1/2 " . How should...
Home built bin 1925 has a main beam (Wood) sagging about 1 1/2 " . How should i jack up this beam? install new footings at least 4 feet below grade and use 20,000 lb rally jacks?
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Hello, how are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.
What is the size and span of the beam?
What is the joist length on each side of the beam?
Does it support any ceramic tile?
Is it supporting two floors and the attic?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry I have hired a builder to do the work so I will not need your services
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago
No problem. Just make sure he has an engineer or you hire one. Builders are not engineers and are not well versed enough with structural behavior and things like creep to handle this properly without guidance.
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