Barn Gambrel w/no collar ties--sag and sep
the original owner of this house built a 20 by 30 shop/barn with a gambrel roof. the entire shop is stick built, and the upper floor has developed a bit of a problem.
as far as i can tell, the outside stud walls are being pulled apart vertically where the upper slope rise meets the lower slope rise. this has manifested itself by a one-plus inch gap appearing between the floor plate on both sides of the building. the walls also appear to be leaning slightly.
after looking at a few books, i have arrived at the conclusion that since there are no collar ties, the gambrels have slouched and pulled the stud wall apart.
can this be fixed or repaired? i'll add some pictures as soon as the light gets a little better.
Last edited by densmore; 03-02-2008 at 01:16 PM.
Reason: add photos