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TOPIC: Basement - No beam or posts

Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51634

No beam or posts in this new construction (ranch style home) that I inspected this morning.  First time I ever saw this before.  Anyone have experience with this type of construction?

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Re: Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51637

What were the approximate dimensions of this basement?

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Dominic Maricic
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Re: Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51640

Conventional platform framing.  The stud wall is the support system for the upper level.  No need for posts or beams.

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Bruce Ramsey, ACI

Re: Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51643

My guess is about 25 feet wide or so.  I assumed this is acceptable but never saw it before. 

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Re: Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51644

25 feet wide supported by a wall down the middle making a 12.5' span.  Same size as a typical bedroom. 

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Bruce Ramsey, ACI

Re: Basement - No beam or posts 6 years 7 months ago #51645

I have to go back to pick up my radon unit so I will take a quick measure.  I'm sure this is acceptable but it kind of surprised me.  The 2x4s and headers must be cheaper than a beam and posts.

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