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Old 09-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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my outside wall is 2x4 and has pulled away


so my wall has pulled away and is still moving it pulled away at the sill how can i fix this i do a lot of work with my hands but have never had this one and its on my house can you help thank you

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Without pics and a better description of what is happening, this cannot be fixed on a DIY website. You need to have a professional look at this problem up close.

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agreed but I'd love to see some pics of what exactly you're talking about!
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That's an unusual problem. I've never seen a nailed or bolted down bottom plate move. There's just no outward force down there unles you have an earthquake going on. I've seen wall tops splay out from improper ties/joists. I've also seen basement walls bow inward from expansive soil that can look a little like the wall bowing outward at a quick glance. A string line would show what's doing what.

Definitely post pics.
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so my wall has pulled away and is still moving it pulled away at the sill how can i fix this i do a lot of work with my hands but have never had this one and its on my house can you help thank you
This would be a highly unusual situation for a traditionally built house. Almost too unusual.
Post pictures.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #6
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my outside wall is 2x4 and has pulled away


All the time I work with both Americian and European metholds and this is pretty unuseal to heard about that.

A photo will denfity help us a bit.

I know you mention a still was that a window sill or headers ?? if latter you have serious probem there espcally with modern conventail framing set up

Is this new construction or remodel construction that will play the big diffrence.

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