Private home inspector goes in the crawl space, we did 8 in block foundation walls and left a pocket for a drop sill to sit in. Underneath the drop sill is a piece of treated 2*6 for a mudsill, and under that is conc brick. What is code for bearing that weight? Home inspector is saying that we don't meet code
If what your refering to is something along the lines of a beam pocket, then the only material that can (& should) be used to shim the beam is solid masonry or steel shims. I've seen many jobs tagged by inspectors because cedar shims, wood blocks, etc... were set under the beams temporarily, & the carpenters "forgot" to replace them. It's much easier to shim when setting the beam than to replace the shims AFTER the beam is loaded with weight.