Pulling in a beam
I am working on an old farmhouse my wife and I bought and moved to our place a few years back. At some point, either during the move, or otherwise, the beam across the back of the house was dislodged. It is bowed out right in the middle of the house about 4 inches. I am thinking of sistering onto the long runners under the house (about 6 of them) and running 8" lag screws through the beam, into the runners and slowly tightening them up to pull the beam back in.
Thoughts? Criticisms? Ideas?
Want to get this done before I start placing jacks to level the whole thing out. Our house mover did a POOR job and the ground here in South Texas rolls like the Gulf.
Thanks in advance,