Pipe Removed Hole In Beam

When inspecting this house, I couldn't find a reason why this hole was drilled in the beam. I examined this patio very carefully and could not come to any conclusions after the examination.

This beam will have to be replaced or have a structural engineer, recalculate it, to see if the beam will hold the weight of the roof and roofing material, with a vertical hole drilled into it.

Sometimes a structural engineer can come up with a solution to problems like this. Most of the time it is a lot cheaper to just replace the beam and restore the patio to its original condition.

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