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  1. Carpentry
    About a year ago I purchased a 100+ year 2-flat in Chicago, and during the initial inspection, it was found that the main support beam/girder (I believe a 6x8) in my basement along with the 6x6 wood support columns had both termite and rot damage. As a result, the center of my home has...
  2. Building & Construction
    I couldn't find an answer to my question. I have a commercial building that has a i-beam that requires additional support. Contractor wants to make a cement footing with a highly rated jack post to reinforce it. I am just wondering if that is up to code? I am in Chicago, Cook County if that...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have a 45' x 25' basement that we are finishing and I have a question about the support posts holding up the beam in the middle of the basement. (The house is a one-level ranch.) The beam is 3 2x10's nailed together and there are 3 cinder block columns spaced out over the 45'. They are...
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