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Old 01-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hi everyone and i'm crazy in love with this site....i have a pier and beam home. i found out i cannot access the whole front part of my home because there is a support that runs through the middle, a small child may be able to sqeeze through, and then what "Mommy what do I do now?" lolol..anyway what is this load bearing system called? daniel holtzman if your out there or someone who knows

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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i found out i cannot access the whole front part of my home because there is a support that runs through the middle ... anyway what is this load bearing system called?
Alex, I'll take "what is a wall?" for $200

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If it's concrete,I believe that's called a stem wall---Daniel or Andy will have the fancy Latin name
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Is it a beam that is there? says a child can squeeze under it.
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ok guys pretty funny not bad , wish i had thought of it! I'll take a new house for 80,000.00 lol..I'm sueing my builder. Hes encouraging me to cash insurance claim checks that i have recieved from my homeowners policy on my brand new 2011 home. I put my foot right through the entrance way floor..lol !!anywho, i found out today that i'm recieving a check from the insurance company but i found out last tuesday my home is not a 2011--its a 2006! my builder is a crook! And i'm a fool..please read all my threads because i was facing some life challenges when i bought it. The director of urban development gave me all my inspections, permits..ect, the city inspector gave the builder foundation an big fat F at the end of 2006. Question? Do some stem walls have openings where you can crawl through to look at the rest of the building? my builder put all of the studs too close together so only my cat can crawl through.
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I'd really need a picture---That one does not sound like a typical stem wall---I wonder if that was included in the inspection or snuck in as a funky -make work--fix.
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oh mike ..im sure its a stinky low down fix..i have pics on my camera right now
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Oops--that should have been phrased as a question---
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Yep should have an opening you can crawl through. can yuo take out a stud, put in a small header double 2x4 and put trimmers under the two sides? Basically like framing a door.

To me it sounds like a short grade beam wall on top of a footing.
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ma-ling thats exactly what it is..i have pics but cant seem to cut and copy them...If i could get pics on here you guys would be laughing..its so bad. My father-in-law wanted to make a hatch but the warranty people said no way, that could ruin your warranty! so we didnt do a thing. the warranty people told the engineer (thats coming out on monday) that theyd better bring a flashlight...i thougt my head was gonna pop off! I called the engineer to tell them what i took under there. A high powered camera with ZOOM, A high Powered VIDEO camera with ZOOM, A LAMP, and yes last but not least..a flashlight. They told me there are other things, tests that they can perform, to see if the structure is failing if they cant get under the house. What The? Is this true?
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How to attach pictures.

How to attach a photo to a post

You can also host your images at a site like photobucket and then link to them.
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process was very easy but my camera is just to high powered. Ill have to figure out how to resize them. everything i have is mb..i dont have a link..any other ideas how to get these on here? could i email them to a free link somewhere? i dont even know if thats possible..I went to photobucket,nice...its under sn604s album..i explain what they r below

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ok photobucket was frreee..If you want to see them they are under my user name from here, sn604s, I think they said sn604s album..if proplem tell me...2 pics of that middle wall, one of the crawl space and one where my foot went through the floor....If you look closly there are some strange things about the access hole and the straight on photo of the wall. i noticed these things but i'm not sure if this is standard builder practice and im embarrassed to point them outsorry i went back to bucket and had to make a link!!http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/sn604s
hello..im there

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Ill have to figure out how to resize them.
get Picasa (free from google)
once in there... highlight the pic then "export"
done (well if you remember where it is exported to)

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