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Recently purchased a new home, and after removing the builder insulation blanket we discovered that one of the support posts has become (or always has been) misaligned and isn't resting on the beam.

My thoughts to remedy the gap is to hammer in a few "squish" plates. But I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to brace the misalignment. enter image description here

  • My apologies! Yes, I meant "post". Question edited. The gap is between the post (floor jack) and beam. It's about 1/2". – pim Aug 1 '18 at 18:27
  • I think I'd be investigating why a post, which presumably carries thousands of pounds of structure, is... floating. What's at the other end? – isherwood Aug 1 '18 at 18:28
  • My best guess would be that it's attached to the beam above with a hangar. – pim Aug 1 '18 at 18:29
  • What beam? Post and beams aren't connected with hangers. Their may be lag screws, however. – isherwood Aug 1 '18 at 18:30
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    My point is that I don't think I'd be shimming until I was confident that the post should be raised. – isherwood Aug 1 '18 at 18:32

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