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slakker 10-10-2007 03:38 PM

Slight lean to car port
Hi All,

I just noticed that my car port has a slight lean... about 1 to 2 degrees off plumb. The attached is a quick wire frame view of what it looks like and it's leaning to the left...

Any suggestions on how best to correct it?

concretemasonry 10-10-2007 04:01 PM

You will need to add lateral bracing to the columns in both directions or brace it off a stable stucture.

You probably have post that are just boltes to the slab - this does not provide any lateral strength to the roof.

slakker 10-10-2007 05:13 PM

I gues the tricky part is how do I bring it back to plumb? Or do I just brace it as is so it's doesn't shift any more?

skymaster 10-10-2007 09:27 PM

come-along and cable around top plate, attach to something real solid, plumb it slowly, then brace it up. Nearby tree, neighbors house :laughing:

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