Here is a repair made to a home I inspected on Tuesday. Repairs were not done correctly and my suggestions Call a Structural Engineer.
I figured the bolts would go all the way though the home but no the top ones are bolted just inside the home and the lower is bolted to the floor joists just inside the home.
But believe it or not the foundation was in good shape but the brick walls were in need of some help.
I posted this pic a while back, but never entered it here… Homeowner cut out support to make room for a new HVAC unit. Rafters were literally split in half! It still makes me laugh to think of the ‘oh SH!TE’ moment he must have had when the roof fell in… he made up for it though, with the best repair I’ve seen so far this year.
(Mike Auger, CMI - RI 32856, RMC-142, RMB-096)
I was told by the home owner i could go out there, this deck was safe, just dont go out the doorway…
Wrote it up something like this: Deck is unsafe to be in, on or around. DO NOT ACCES ANY AREA OF THE DECK, DO NOT ACCESS ANY AREA UNDER OR NEAR THE DECK. Immediately contacr qualified contractor to assess and repair. IMINENT SAFETY HAZARD!
Edit: i love the amateur inginuity the best! see post 16 makeshift lolly column! LOL
I saw this at a repo today. The chimney isn’t being used anymore but was falling away from the house. The gap at the roof was filled with shingles and a small chain was screwed to the roof with one screw on each end which keeps the chimney from falling onto the hydro wires. :shock: