Hi everyone. I have this post in my basement with cracks in it that I would like some opinion on. Does it look like something I should be concerned about? I've asked my inspector about it two years ago when I bought the house and he didn't think it was a major problem. But I would like to get a second opinion.
here is the top portion of the post:
bottom portion of the same post:
The cross beam (sorry, I don't know if I'm using the right terms) that sits horizontally on this post also looks similarly fractured. What could this implicate?
The floor directly above this doesn't have a very discernible sag in it. However, my floors in the second floor is very noticeable slanted. I bought this house 2 + years ago and I've noticed that the all the bedroom doors on the second floor have become difficult to open and close. I also have a guess that this may be more directly related to having a few studs removed on the first floor (directly below where the floor sags in the second floor) to make room for a sliding door. This makes me nervous.
here is a picture:
the ladder is propped up against the sliding door where 2-3 studs have been removed. Above that, you can see a few exposed floor joists. They look like they are floating??
I'd appreciate any advice anyone can give me. Thanks.