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Will your Home's Lally Columns Pass Home Inspection? – Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 13, 2016

Home inspectors in New England see all types of lally columns. They see temporary lally collumns, those are the types with the jacks on the top, they are seeing actual tree trunks, bricks stacked on top of each other and the mortar is falling out because of age, and they are seeing non-existent lally columns, meaning no lally columns where there should be one.

Home inspectors are identifying all kinds of problems with lally columns before the home sale can be completed. With tree trunks, they are seeing rot on the bottom that is not supporting anything. They are seeing steal lally columns that are either filled or not filled with concrete and the steal is all rusted. And, of course they are seeing the temporary lally columns.

What a home inspector wants to see is a footing poured. This means we break the floor where the lally column is going to be, dig down, pour concrete and then come back with a steal lally columns which is filled with concrete with a thick plate with a cup welded to it which the lally column goes into and is bolted to the beam. This will make your home sale go much quicker.

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