Floor is sinking!
Hi there! In in middle of my garage, there is a support post to support the floor beams for the floors above. The metal post is embedded into a circular area of concrete on the floor. This circular concrete thing is slowly sinking! One side of it is about 3/4" below the level of the garage floor. I've got spider cracks on a couple of the doors above (bathrooms, and a bedroom have spider cracks at the corners of the door). I've emailed a couple structural engineering firms, but they haven't emailed back! I have no idea who to look for to fix this problem. I'm pretty sure I could fix it by getting two new posts and supporting either side of the existing post, then remove the existing post, digging out the circular base on which it sits a couple feet, and pouring a new concrete base; let it sit for a week or so and reinstall a new support beam, but one wrong move, and my house could fall down lol. What I'd REALLY like to do is get a steel I-beam installed instead of the wooden beams that support the floor, eliminating the need for the post in the middle of my garage. Can ANYONE point me in a direction (Columbus OHIO) to a company that can give me an estimate and take care of my problem? Thanks folks!