problem with column footing
hello everyone...i just bought a 60 y/o cape that i have had a hell of a time updating. my money pit had a tripled up 2x8 for main beam with only 2 columns to span 30ft. so i sistered that with tripled up 9 1/2" microlams and chopped 3 new footings for lally columns with 7ft. spans. the problem is the middle footing...which butts up against the footer for the chimney. now the column is not centered on its footer which is now 16"x24"x18"deep compared to the other 2 which are 30"x30"x18"deep. also, since the main beam had sagged considerably i had to jack that level just to slide the microlams in place, which then pushed up the beam in the 1st floor, and via the knee braces in the rafters put pressure on the rafters and broke some of the tongue and groove roof sheathing (didn't see that coming from the basement). anyway...anybody have any thoughts on the center footer issue and suggestions to make sure i dont have a pile of broken slate in the kitchen a year from now?