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billdiy 04-12-2007 07:02 AM

Garage wall leaning out
A side wall on my garage is leaning out about 4" at the top. Is there a way to push up on the center of the roof and pull the wall back to verticle, then brace the roof so it wont happen again?

gary 04-12-2007 08:27 PM

Yes, attach a cable at the top of the plate, on both sides, use a turnbuckel between the cables, use this to draw the walls plumb, and at same time use a couple of house jacks to push up on the roof, this will require for you to slowly, when your building creaks stop, let it settle a day or so and do it again, until your walls are plumb. once they are plumb install collar ties, this should keep your walls from spreading again. You may have to use more than one set of cables and turnbuckels.

Ron6519 04-15-2007 02:29 PM

You could also jack up the ridge beam to take some of the weight off the walls. Might make it easier to pull them back in.

Nickm 03-19-2010 12:38 PM

I am having a similar problem and was considering building a dummy wall in front of the existing with 2x6 and lag bolts attaching 2x6 to the leaning wall and then to the existing sturdy roof rafters.

Scuba_Dave 03-19-2010 01:24 PM

Proper way has been outlined
Jack up the middle of the roof while pulling the wall(s) back in

Attached or detached ?
Only one side is leaning out ?

Nickm 03-20-2010 04:07 AM

detached garage, only one wall is leaning.

tpolk 03-20-2010 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by Nickm (Post 417162)
detached garage, only one wall is leaning.

thats not making sense unless footing sinking. are there collar ties now, is wall leaning a rafter wall

stadry 03-20-2010 03:36 PM

if it were the fnd settling, both walls would lean UNLESS the ridge beam was angling & there're no collar ties, no ? :huh:

Nickm 03-20-2010 08:10 PM

One side wall is separating from the back wall at the top. This separation is causing the rafters to split and detach from the ridgeboard.

tpolk 03-20-2010 08:13 PM

sounds like settling if only one side is tearing loose

waterman1971 03-22-2010 04:09 PM

Collar ties must be located properly. If they are not you may end up with thrust. Is the any corner bracing in the walls perpendicular to the problem wall? Seems like both walls must be leaning. If only one wall is out of plumb it should be separating at the top or bulging in the middle. Hope this makes sense.

tpolk 03-22-2010 07:08 PM

yep he said rafters are pulling loose thats why i thought sinking

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