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kskatz 11-09-2012 10:03 PM

broken roof truss?
 
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Hello, I just bought a house and the porch roof overhang is sagging. there's no post on this corner supporting it. (wasn't designed to be)
Is this a problem caused by damaged or rotten roof truss? If so,.. what's the repair method?
Thanks,


kskatz 11-09-2012 10:03 PM

broken roof truss?
 
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Hello, I just bought a house and the porch roof overhang is sagging. there's no post on this corner supporting it. (wasn't designed to be)
Is this a problem caused by damaged or rotten roof truss? If so,.. what's the repair method?
Thanks,


CallMeVilla 11-13-2012 09:50 AM

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A fixable mess ... I would remove the fascia and jack the entire front up to the proper angle, ensuring the front is level. Remove the existing post and pour a new, deeper footing (accounting for freeze-thaw). I would add a footing in the bedding in front of the rock wall for a new post. Next, I would add a horizontal beam spanning the rafters left to right, supported by new posts. Attaching the rafters to the new beam and replacing the fascia will finish the fix ... maybe for a very long time.

Oh, and fix that silly downspout too!


kskatz 11-17-2012 10:35 PM

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You guys are not only shedding light on the issue but entertaining as well! .. Here's the deal. I have a contract on this house to buy. It's in a neighborhood of houses costing $300,000. and up. this house needs total remodel but even then is way under priced at $150,000. I'm trying to find out why they are willing to sell so cheap. I was there today and I put a level on the green beam. It's got a pretty good slope to it. Also,.. in line with the beam, just inside the house is a crack in the wall. noted by arrows in the new pictures I'm attaching. Also, it was hard to see in the pictures but there is also a considerable hump in the roof. I drew a line where the hump is on other picture. Also. just on the other side of the wall with the mystery downspout,.. (I have no idea why it's like that) the ceiling has seperated from the top of the wall by about 5/16". at first I thought maybe the slab floor had just sunk and needed mud jacked up but I put an 8' straight edge on the floor and there's no dip or bump and I put a level on it and it's perfectly level. so it has to be the roof bowing up. Is the large green beam a major structure feature to the house and could it be broken inside the wall about where the crack is on the interior? the wall that is seperating from the ceiling is on the other side of where the crack is and runs perpendicular. I'll try to find a picture of it.


kskatz 11-17-2012 10:35 PM

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You guys are not only shedding light on the issue but entertaining as well! .. Here's the deal. I have a contract on this house to buy. It's in a neighborhood of houses costing $300,000. and up. this house needs total remodel but even then is way under priced at $150,000. I'm trying to find out why they are willing to sell so cheap. I was there today and I put a level on the green beam. It's got a pretty good slope to it. Also,.. in line with the beam, just inside the house is a crack in the wall. noted by arrows in the new pictures I'm attaching. Also, it was hard to see in the pictures but there is also a considerable hump in the roof. I drew a line where the hump is on other picture. Also. just on the other side of the wall with the mystery downspout,.. (I have no idea why it's like that) the ceiling has seperated from the top of the wall by about 5/16". at first I thought maybe the slab floor had just sunk and needed mud jacked up but I put an 8' straight edge on the floor and there's no dip or bump and I put a level on it and it's perfectly level. so it has to be the roof bowing up. Is the large green beam a major structure feature to the house and could it be broken inside the wall about where the crack is on the interior? the wall that is seperating from the ceiling is on the other side of where the crack is and runs perpendicular. I'll try to find a picture of it.


kskatz 11-17-2012 10:45 PM

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might be hard to see but the black line where wall meets ceiling is a gap. the top of the doorway shown is the other side of the first picture with crack in wall depicted by two arrows.


kskatz 11-17-2012 10:48 PM

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I'm thinking I should back out of this house purchase. looking like bigger/costly structural issues I may not want to deal with.



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