This was a new build. When the buyer complained of a sagging roof and generally misaligned decking, this was what the builder did to “level” the decking. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I did not personally inspect this home, but he is a former client asking questions as to the validity of the “repair”. I would think this would weaken the decking by pushing up the nails and eventually becoming loose. Any information would be appreciated.
This is a hack job and not the proper way to correct the problem.
Agreed. Thanks for the backup.
That makes three of us…
Well that’s sure a piece of… “work”.
And it’s a new build
I want to see how it gets “fixed”.
I would think with any expansion and contraction those shims will become loose and eventually work themselves out of position or fall. It’s hard to not laugh at that one!
Hopefully there was not an OSB butt joint that landed on that truss anywhere, it won’t take long for that to show up outside the roof.
I’d hate to see what’s hidden behind the drywall.
Are you in Naples? I saw a similar “repair” couple months ago… they did that shim hack on one hip truss, could clearly see the crowbar mark’s where they pulled the deck nails through the sheathing… then pounded shims to raise the deck further… then they used liquid nail to glue the sheathing to a 2x4 scabbed to the truss, and then they cut 3 other jack trusses to lower them and added a couple 2x4’s as vertical “support” from the bottom chord to the top chord. Total hack job. The deflection in the tile roof told me exactly where to look in the attic. Looked like they cut all the shims in the attic, large pile of saw dust. They left all their trash up there too… extra lumber, burnt sawzall blades, water bottles filled with human waste. Builder Pulte(?) claims “it’s fine”, “that deflection in the roof passed code” SMH.
Almost looks like they took out a truss chord to run the duct work.
Hack job and needs repair by a professional builder.
Lol I think I seen that being done on one of those flip shows lol.
I ran into a sill like that a few weeks ago, when I do a house I know is being flipped I take extra time going through it for this exact reason.
Not Naples, Central Florida. He moved out of state.
Owner should call local police department…
I hate doing flipped houses. Takes a lot more time and most of the times a lot of hack work and issues!
Can anyone explain how the deck ended up so off level that it needed such correction? aren’t trusses engineered under controlled conditions with QA before being shipped.
We call it framing inconsistencies…Trusses can bow between webs and if one web is bowed down and the other bowed up (natural for wood to bow) it can telegraph enormously. This is why carpenter always crown wood the same way. Also; and especially with hip trusses, trusses can be pushed out of line by successive blocking. Sometimes they’re made wrong…yes…it happens. Sometimes a hump in the slab will make trusses rock. So it can happen for a variety of reasons or multiple causes at once.
Thanks for all the insight and explanations. Much appreciated
Looks to me as if it was set 1” off the string line that runs on the truss tails while you’re setting them. Did you happen to see what the other side of the roof looks like for that truss?