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nunya
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reply to rbnice1

Re: New home build framing question.

Your concerns are legitimate. I'd throw down a red flag until they are addressed.
The band board isn't just there to hold the joists up. It serves a lateral purpose as well (think earthquake).
I've never seen this done before. If the lumber is shit, you toss it (or cut it for use elsewhere) and get a new piece.

The shims are not acceptable either. They should be steel, and at least the size of the beam plate (and stacked properly!). A lot of builders grout the pocket. Not sure if that's required or not.
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MaynardKrebs
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said by nunya:

The shims are not acceptable either. They should be steel, and at least the size of the beam plate (and stacked properly!). A lot of builders grout the pocket. Not sure if that's required or not.

Where I am, the shims are required to be welded to the beam and the pocket grouted. It would also be a good idea to brace the beam laterally with metal welded to it - before grouting.

That's among the poorest installs I've seen.