Friday, September 21, 2012
Tele-posts, adjustable columns in the basement of most modern homes are to account for differential movement between different foundation types, and they are there for adjustment. They should be adjusted as required to keep the main floor straight. The basement walls must be constructed to allow for adjustment, and not to carry any vertical load to the basement slab. This will cause uplift of the floor, and partition cracking at doorways and other points of stress concentration.