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kwheaton 02-15-2007 06:18 AM

the main beam that supports the floor joist is moving from one end of the basement to the other the walls are move basement widows are cracking any suggetions as what might be causing this and how to fix

msi2980 02-15-2007 06:29 AM

I wish i had an answer for you but i cant understand what that says or means. Try rewording it with some punctuation and ill try to help.:(

kwheaton 02-15-2007 06:38 AM

the beam in the basement that the floor joist rest on is moving.

mebsdad 02-17-2007 04:06 PM

What do you mean when you say "moving from one end of the basement to the other"? Do you mean that the floor joist are sagging and the weight from the upper floors is causing your basement windows to crack?

concretemasonry 02-17-2007 04:14 PM

Hire a structural engineer to look at it before it gets worse, if possible.

mebsdad 02-17-2007 04:19 PM

I agree with Concrete, if you have a situation where you have windows cracking, you need the input of an engineer. At the absolute minimum, contact your local building official/inspections department.

Remodeling 02-18-2007 06:55 PM

Just a guess based on vague details.

The main beam running end to end may have been cut short to avoid contact with the foundation. Should have been secured with by a number of ways but may not have been. Have a Contractor or engineer have a look.


kevjob 02-18-2007 07:00 PM

can you post a pic? Most likely the failed connection from post to beam or beam pocket is the culprit.

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