Damage to basement steel column

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by arbor1, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. arbor1

    arbor1 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    Location:
    Mentor, Ohio
    I was using a 1" hole saw to drill through some studs adjoining the basement steel column in my 1970s tri-level home. I suppose I thought I wasn't anywhere close to being all the way through, but when I removed my bit, I realized that I had grazed the steel column in the center of my basement.

    The drill did not go all the way through, although the center bit did go a bit deeper than the 1/16" that the hole saw portion did.

    How bad did I screw things up by doing this? The column is in good condition with only minor surface rust on the lower portion. Will this compromise the structural integrity of my home?
     
  2. Dana

    Dana In the trades

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Location:
    01609
    Don't sweat the small stuff. If the steel isn't subjected to chronic moisture it'll be fine. (Are the nails in the studwall rusting out?)

    If a pilot hole and a couple of nicks was enough damage to create a structural issue the column would already be WOEFULLY undersized.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
Similar Threads: Damage basement
Forum Title Date
Remodel Forum & Blog How to fix a damaged Curb Dec 5, 2016
Remodel Forum & Blog Recessed Wood Framed Mirror -- how to remove caulk without damage? Oct 23, 2012
Remodel Forum & Blog Proper moving of stove, fridge and DW to not damage vinyl floor? Apr 14, 2011
Remodel Forum & Blog New wood vanity got damaged. Called plumber Aug 12, 2010
Remodel Forum & Blog Fire damage May 29, 2009

Share This Page