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Martin Lehman
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Raised foundation;

There are post/pier supports on this raised foundation that have footings and look fine, however there are quite a few of these other posts which are bearing on top of a piece of 2x6 with no footing. Each one of these has a 2x4 nailed to the top of the post just under the joists.

These look a little funny to me, maybe a homeowner project to keep the floor above from squeaking?

What are these for? Have you seen this before? Is this an accepted practice?

Thanks

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Have you seen this before?

Sure, quite often.

What are these for?

Like Chris said, to take some of the bounce out of the floor. They're most often under dining rooms, where the china in the cabinet rattles when the overweight family member waddles in.

Is this an accepted practice?

They're termite portals to an all-you-can-eat buffet on the dwelling above. Smart folks stick a patio block under the post.

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Definitely anti-bounce HO work. Likely works too, but it won't once the earth settles. Let client know they are there, but no big deal if span tables agree with existing work. Bingo on the termite comment as well.

Originally posted by inspecthistoric

Have you seen this before?

Sure, quite often.

What are these for?

Like Chris said, to take some of the bounce out of the floor. They're most often under dining rooms, where the china in the cabinet rattles when the overweight family member waddles in.

Is this an accepted practice?

They're termite portals to an all-you-can-eat buffet on the dwelling above. Smart folks stick a patio block under the post.

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