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Old 12-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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Sure looks like a serious issue to me.
Cement nails were supposed to hold the sill plate down which held the floor joists that hold up the cantilevered wall and weight of the roof?
Now the sill plate needs bolting down to do the job it's intended to.

Or am I missing something here?
Well you did miss the point that cement nails are not an acceptable method for attaching the sill plate to the foundation! Cement nails are not designed to counter up lift forces. Code requires anchor bolts that are cemented (or epoxied) into the foundation walls and possibly strapped.

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Old 12-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #17
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Well you did miss the point that cement nails are not an acceptable method for attaching the sill plate to the foundation! Cement nails are not designed to counter up lift forces. Code requires anchor bolts that are cemented (or epoxied) into the foundation walls and possibly strapped.

I know cement nails are not for that purpose.
Just wasn't sure if what I posted was exactly what was going on.
It appears that the floor joists are indeed teeter tottering on the support beam pulling the sill plate up off the wall.

How long before that front wall drops some more?
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I agree, with a 34' truss on a cantilever with less than code back-joist, they should have at least strapped them down to a bolted sill plate; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_5_par022.htm

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #19
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It appears that an attempt was made to "beef up" the end of the beam that supports the corner of the building. It also appears that the end of the visible scab is tipped up between the columns. Looking at the unit next door, the column is closer to the end of the beam. The fact that you state all the windows and doors are operating properly and there are no structural cracks apparent indicate that the problem existed before the finishes were installed.

At this point, there's not much you can do but to stabilize and monitor the condition.

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