The Porch Is Falling
Front porch attached to 1890 brick house was sagging - we jacked it up and leveled.
Some of the warped wood will need to be replaced, but that's no problem.
We had to remove part of the roof line, that was ugly and inefficient. (See front photo, which shows the section of roof being removed and the type of porch at http: // imgur.com/CaEJZ (removing spaces from web addy). When we ripped it out we found bad architecture - the roof that didn't have cross beams. This put unnecessary stress on entire roof and probably helped the big problem.....
The entire roofed porch is pulling away from the house by a bit more than an inch at the top and less further down. It's tilting forward a bit from the top.
The support beams/cantilevers that go from exterior to interior move a bit.
1- use a come along or literally using a truck or skidsteer to push the porch back into place,
2- finding big steel L brackets to support it into place.
I wonder if you have better ideas or what you think of these ideas
and where to get the bracket angle irons/L brackets to help hold it, once we've moved it back into place.
Thanks for any help you can share!