Like many cabins and homes in Fairbanks built by rushed homeowners, attention to the foundation detail was lacking on this one. Attention owner/ builders: when your friend’s advice is to take your time and do your foundation correctly do it!
The problem here was many fold. Each length of bean were three separate pieces poorly tied together with small nail plates on one side. The floor joists were not continuous either and butted together on the center beam underneath which adds to the complexity of replacing the beam.
We took steel I beams and prepped them for placement underneath.
I beams were placed on cribs we built underneath.
Tell your people that we adjust and/or level homes on poor foundations in Fairbanks, Alaska.