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kwheaton 02-14-2007 06:45 AM

beams in basement
 
my basement beam that supports the floor joists is moving right thruogh the walls in the house how can this be?

kwheaton 02-14-2007 06:53 AM

any body

harleysilo 02-14-2007 06:56 AM

What do you mean it is moving through the walls? Do you mean that it starting to bust through an outer wall or something? This forum does not move as fast as I would like either, so I wouldn't expect many other response until at least a few hours have passed....

harleysilo 02-14-2007 07:17 AM

Details?

AtlanticWBConst. 02-14-2007 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwheaton (Post 33396)
my basement beam that supports the floor joists is moving right thruogh the walls in the house how can this be?

...:huh: ...I am confused as well. Please, can you be more descriptive?

kwheaton 02-15-2007 06:27 AM

the main beam in the basement is actually moving through the concrete wall and the walls that were built around it the posts that support the beam are bending also what can make this huge beam move?

kwheaton 02-15-2007 06:34 AM

the main beam that is installed when the house was built its like the whole house is moving from one side to the other its really apparent when you see the walls that were built in the basement the base ment was finished off the walls that were built around it are also moving ans cracking is causing a lot of damage in the basement i dont know how else to explain it

concretemasonry 02-15-2007 07:06 AM

If you have beams and/or walls moving, you better call an engineer. - QUICK!!!!

These things do not happen by accident.

harleysilo 02-15-2007 07:45 AM

Well it sounds as if your house is falling down, just very slowly. Take some pics for youself, your future lawsuit against the builder, home inspector, previous homeowner, real estate person and don't forget to post them in this thread.

AtlanticWBConst. 02-15-2007 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by concretemasonry (Post 33521)
If you have beams and/or walls moving, you better call an engineer. - QUICK!!!!

These things do not happen by accident.

As stated....Get a structural Engineer over there pronto...Also, contact your Home Owner's insurance regarding this...

redline 02-15-2007 10:24 AM

Can you post a photo?

kwheaton 02-15-2007 03:54 PM

i will take some pictures and get a structural engineer over to look at it thanks for the advice. how can i post pictures on this chat room?

AtlanticWBConst. 02-15-2007 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwheaton (Post 33595)
i will take some pictures and get a structural engineer over to look at it thanks for the advice. how can i post pictures on this chat room?


...beats me...I still haven't found the time to figure that out .....:bangin:...on this site....

elementx440 02-15-2007 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwheaton (Post 33595)
i will take some pictures and get a structural engineer over to look at it thanks for the advice. how can i post pictures on this chat room?

upload them to a free photo hosting service, like www.photobucket.com.

each photo has a unique URL address, it will look something like this:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...blow/house.jpg

just select and copy the link, come back to your post here, and click on the yellow "insert image" button above, the yellow one with the mountain...

kwheaton 02-15-2007 06:51 PM

yup its busting right throught the outside top part of the basement wall its like some one is moving the beam i centimeter a year but now its really bad looks like it taking a long time but its moving


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