DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Framing and Foundation > major repairs on supporting beams




Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2014, 04:44 PM  
freewilly
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3

Default major repairs on supporting beams

Hello all

My neighbour is doing some major repairs to her home, replacing supporting beams etc.... I am trying to attach an image for an outside opinion. I just dont want the house falling down on ours. Any opinions are welcome

tnx freewilly
Click image for larger version

Name:	SDC15642b.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	181.2 KB
ID:	6418


freewilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:53 PM  
nealtw
Contractor retired
 
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,595
Liked 2999 Times on 2628 Posts
Likes Given: 4939

Default

From what we can see it looks good. At anytime with the best of plans, crap can happen, but this looks like it is under control


nealtw is offline  
freewilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM  
freewilly
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3

Default

hey that was quick tnx!
freewilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 05:59 PM  
nealtw
Contractor retired
 
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,595
Liked 2999 Times on 2628 Posts
Likes Given: 4939

Default

Btw. welcome to the site, send along a photo when that house is done.
nealtw is offline  
freewilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 02:22 PM  
guyod
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wind Gap, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I dont see any obvious red flags. I would be surprised if there was a permit pulled and that it would pass inspection. But I dont see the structure falling down. As a neighbor I would be happy they are fixing the place up and hopefully it will look nice when done. Maybe offer to help clean up during the weekend I doubt they will except but it will be a nice hint to clean up thier yard..
guyod is offline  
freewilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 11:49 AM  
freewilly
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3

Default after a major quake

Well after a major quake 6.7 at 8 pm yesterday. I guess it passes the test for sturdiness! Funny that was my main worry all along. It looks all butt ugly and it will be that way for a while until the whole place is fixed up.
appreciate the opinions
freewilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 12:37 PM  
nealtw
Contractor retired
 
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,595
Liked 2999 Times on 2628 Posts
Likes Given: 4939

Default

I an guessing, there was a deck across the back of the house and this is a good example of how not to attach a deck to a house. Good to here all is well after the quake. Might not have done so well before they did this work.
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 01:10 PM  
freewilly
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3

Default quake and deck

Yes there was a deck. Our deck is need of repair, but nothing compared to the neighbours. We live in a very very wet north west community, you have to be on top of it and have the best roof you can afford.
I am surprised more damage didnt happen, and trigger a landslide or flood as we are getting lots of spring run off. We are about 100km from the epicenter the quake. Never felt anything like it before.
freewilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 01:38 PM  
nealtw
Contractor retired
 
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,595
Liked 2999 Times on 2628 Posts
Likes Given: 4939

Default

So you catch a lot of rain up there? Every time I've been near there the sun was shinning but that was many times.
That house had an obvious mistake, Take a photo of your deck where it meets the house from above.
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:33 AM  
Wuzzat?
Banned
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: , Western Hemisphere, N of the equator
Posts: 2,471
Liked 176 Times on 162 Posts
Likes Given: 108

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freewilly View Post
I am surprised more damage didnt happen
Maybe it did.

These specs are for a vehicle before it's seen any action.
http://www.google.com/search?q=chass...%3B2447%3B1743
If you had the B4 dims for your house you might find them now slightly changed.

Speakinawhich, does anybody know the rules for condemning a house?
We had a quake which I thought was a heavy truck driving by (but it lasted 30 seconds).

There must be a map for everything. . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vi...ke,_Aug_23.jpg



Last edited by Wuzzat?; 04-25-2014 at 10:39 AM.
Wuzzat? is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
How many supports beams needed m2244 Decks & Patios 4 09-07-2012 11:39 PM
Roof under warranty, roofer won't return calls for repairs, now major damage exists BruceDavisIX Roofing and Siding 4 03-19-2010 01:26 AM
Support Beams amherman Framing and Foundation 1 05-10-2008 01:56 PM
someone moved my beams!! Eliz2008 Framing and Foundation 12 01-11-2008 07:04 AM
Sagging basement beams Will Framing and Foundation 3 06-02-2006 02:52 PM



Newest Threads