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Old 01-24-2020, 07:06 PM   #1
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I have an exterior wall buckling outward just between the top of the sill (foundation) and the bottom of the stud wall (bottom plate). Pier and beam foundation built in the '30s, single story. It is bowing out approximately the width of itself.
Whats the trick to get it plumb over the foundation?
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:12 PM   #2
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Sorry... it's not happening for me. I guess I'm going to have to go to another form to learn how to upload
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And there you go
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can't even tell what i'm looking at...
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can't even tell what i'm looking at...
He's got a hydraulic jack sideways trying to push the wall in. I don't think it will work
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I wonder if you have to remove the lowest course of siding.

And then run a blade under the plate to snip off any nails or bolts in the area.


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If you have a crawl space I find a chain come along pulling works better than pushing with a bottle jack. Less likely to pop out under strain
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Great ideas guys.... yes I also have 2 tie down straps on the inside: one end wrapped around a post holding up a beam centrally located on the interior of the house, and the opposing ends wrapped around a couple of wall studs on the exterior wall just above the bottom plate where the bulge
is worst. So I am pulling it from the inside somewhat as well .
But honestly I didn't think about cutting all the bent nails and **** out first before I tried to move it back. That would make sense.
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And I have gotten it to move about 2in, I'm just not comfortable with that and would like to go a little more.
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You need to find out why the rim joist failed to begin with.
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seems like it may involve a tad bit more than pushing or pulling...
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You need to find out why the rim joist failed to begin with.
I was gonna say, I'd want to find out why it failed to begin with, before I developed a remediation plan.

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Is that asbestos siding?

It looks similar, but can't tell from the photo.

Probably nothing to be concerned about.

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Termites and water damage (rot) has contributed to the examples of odd things like what you have going on.

Peel off the siding and then jack up the top of that wall will make it easier to pull in.

Rotted/termite damaged framing will need to be repaired.


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Do they have termite in Texas?
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Never mind. I looked it up. Carry on!
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Will work if his mother in law is sitting in a lawn chair on the other end of that 4 x 4, to keep if from backing up.

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