Leveling a Garage Beam by Replacing a Post https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/ Leveling a Garage Beam by Replacing a Post Saw floor with 12 inch concrete saw Saw garage floor in small sections to remove post and garage floor https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462809 180462809 Post is 3 inches in Diameter Break up concrete garage with 50 pound sledge hammer Two or three hits ball buster https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462810 180462810 No footer The builder forgot the footer. The post sank into the dirt https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462815 180462815 Concrete Block is crack The post was sitting on this cement block the weight of the home crack the block.The cement block was buried in the dirt https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462816 180462816 Original post Original post 3 inches in Diameter supporting the up stair bedroom https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462812 180462812 Temporary support post One 3 inch temporary support post on one side of the original post https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462811 180462811 Jack Post 4 by 4 post with a 12 ton bottle jack supporting other side or the original post lifting the wood beam 1/2 inch a hour so we don't crack the walls in the upper bedroom https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462813 180462813 Original post of the beam Lift the original post 2 3/4 lifted off the wood beam. Used a 6 ft level to level the beam https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462814 180462814 Bottle Jack Lift the wood beam off post https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462818 180462818 Footer Dug a new footer 30 inch deep https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462817 180462817 Cement around footer Cement around footer so beam won't move the opening is 9 x 9 inches https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462820 180462820 new post new post 41/2 diameter bottom plate 8 x 8 x 1/2 inches top plate 4 x 8 x 1/2 https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462821 180462821 new post new post bolted into the wood beam https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462824 180462824 new post new post is support by two support posts https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462822 180462822 new post Letting the post settle for 3 or 4 days then recheck with a level The garage floor will be removed later because of big crack .in the floor the new garage floor will cover the post flange.when all done https://www.cleveland-lorain-homeinspections.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180462823 180462823