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Old 10-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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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?


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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.

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