Purchasing a cottage and trying to figure out how much work/money it'll be to repair an odd bulge in the wall.
The south side wood wall is bulging out near the center. Although not clearly visible in the photos it is certainly visible in person. Check the pink arrow and the photo with the level. Anyone ever come across this kind of thing before?
From our inspection report:
Depending on how the 2nd floor floor joists are tied into the sloped roof there could potentially be a lot of diagonal pressure being exerted on top of the short vertical wall. Clearly, it was not able to withstand these forces and bulged outwards. One option might be to straighten the wall out and simply add a concrete pilaster at the exterior to prevent recurrence - although this might not be the most cosmetically pleasing option.