We often see damaged framing where beams and other larger framing members are split along sap lines, knotholes, and excessive nailing. Sometimes plumbers or electricians will have incorrectly cut through a member to allow passage of a pipe or wire, resulting in a crack running off the cut.
One of the most effective and easy ways to repair this problem is to attach a board alongside the damaged one. Sometimes this will require heavy bolts installed through both pieces, but most often nails will suffice. Sometimes the damaged member will have to be lifted before application and may require a jack.
This type of framing damage and the remedial action required should be determined by one of our structural engineers. Our engineer will assess the situation and provide you with a plan to repair the damage and will even work with your contractor during the repair.