The inspection of a home I am considering revealed two posts that are pretty far off center on their pillars in the crawlspace (see pic below). Of the many posts and pillars in the crawlspace, these are the only two that are off and it looks like it was just a construction error and not due to the house shifting, etc. These posts are below the laundry room near the garage.
A few questions:
1. How big of a deal is this?
2. Can it simply be fixed by buying a few post jacks from home depot and adding additional support for the beam on either side of these off-center posts? (Assuming post jacks are installed correctly - perfectly vertical and on reinforced footing).
3. If you answered "no" above, what's the recommended fix?
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