Basement steel i beam

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KevP
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Basement steel i beam

Post by KevP » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:27 pm

Hey Shannon,
This is a non issue but i was curious about the typical depth of i beams in older houses. My house is from the 60s and 2 main beams run in the middle. Each beam is embeded in the foundation and it has posts supporting in in few places.
Im framing close to one and had to remove a rotted framing next to it. Bottom plate was nailed down it caused a bit if blow out. Is this something worry about?
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Re: Basement steel i beam

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:57 pm

I would say no, the post should at least be on it's own pier, so the surface blow out you see is inconsequential to the post itself.

Aesthetically, you can float this out with some mortar to smooth it out, which can then be covered with any type of floor covering of your choosing
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Re: Basement steel i beam

Post by KevP » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank you. Im putting down a new bottom plate so it going to be covered. Im just going to slide the anchor a bit down. I have been using the 5/16 large hex Tapcons and they have been very nice so far

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Re: Basement steel i beam

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:11 pm

I like Tapcons, easy to use, nice and secure. I've only used them a few times and have been impressed.
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Re: Basement steel i beam

Post by Shannon » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am

Yup I agree no problem there with that small damage. Very common to see under walls.
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Re: Basement steel i beam

Post by KevP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 am

Thanks Shannon.

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