i just bought a house and the previous owner had the basement professionally remodeled.
There appears to be many checks on the main beam, and this beam has been cut in half. Around the cut are steel plates and bolts.
There are 4 lally columns (i dont know if theyre permanent all i know is they are grey) placed evenly along the beam.
I would just like to know how efficient these repairs are, and if professionals usually do that.
I'm no handyman, i don't even think about touching it i would just like to be reassured