Basement-moving a beam support pole


Old 12-22-04, 12:30 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Basement-moving a beam support pole

I want to move a beam support post about 2 feet in either direction. The beam is made of micro-lamb (spelling?). It looks as there are 2 pieces nailed side by side along the whole run of the beam. The beam support pole I want to move is located directly under where one piece of mico-lamb is butted up to the next piece of micro-lamb where it continues along the beam although the other piece of micro-lamb nailed to the back of these pieces keeps running through the area described. I wish I could attach a digital picture but don't know how... Can I move the pole from underneath the butting micro-lamb pieces without compromising the support? Please email me so as I can send a picture of the description above...description
Sponsored Links
Old 12-23-04, 11:27 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Short answer = no
Old 12-23-04, 05:44 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 463

No can do without an engineer's oversight and approval, possibly requiring a new beam, and not without jacking up the basement floor to install proper footings under the slab to suppor the newly relocated posts.
Old 12-24-04, 01:18 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Just for a bit of additional info: The main problem is the splice in the beam; the butted ends. You will at the very least need to sister the beam with 1 new member on each side, to stagger the splices. Only an engineer can determine what is needed. The second problem is the footings under the new support colums. They won't be there when you move them. The footings will need to be AT LEAST 24 x 24" x 10" thick. Creating these will involve breaking out the existing slab. Best advice, consult an engineer. Its not as costly as you think.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes