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Old 08-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Attached carport support beams need replaced. Please help!


Hello,
First time homeowner and found a fixer upper in need of some work. I have many projects and I need this one done before I start the next.
I need to replace the support beams of the attached carport, it is a 16'x24'. The concrete slab has settled and cracked. It also looks like someone backed into the outside post, causing the support to be pushed out along with the weight of the roof.


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My plan was to build a temp wall, knock out the old wall. Bust up the concrete enough to dig holes for new piers and set the new post.
Is this a good way of going about this or are there other options our opinions? I appreciate all feedback and help!

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Why build a temp wall,save yourself some work and just use a 4x4 for support while you remove the wall for new piers or footings.

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That is a good point. I guess I was thinking a temp wall would be tied together and spread the weight out more evenly.
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The beams are what will need the support and just one or two 4x4s aren't enough. I would place the 4X4s where the support posts are now, or right next to them. If I were doing it I would have a 4X4 inside and one outside at each post, to keep the beam from twisting. You will need to put the 4X4 on something on the outside to keep it from sinking into the ground. That is a dangerous situation the way it is now and it won't take much for it to come down.
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Thanks for your response. Yes it is on its last leg. I framed a wall on the inside of the carport. So hopefully that will hold till I can replace the post
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