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Carports are structures used for storage of cars and other motor vehicles. They may be prefabricated and often have just a roof, with no side walls, or walls made of fabric. Use this tag for questions about building, installing or repairing them.

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How to enclose this carport on uneven asphalt? wood frame between pillars or lay concrete slab first?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to enclose this carport pictured below. purpose is to have a jam space for me and my drummer, but also, sometimes do some woodworking in there away from the rain. ...
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Free Standing Lean-to Patio cover stability question

I am planning on building a free standing 12'x20' lean-to patio cover over my ground level back deck. I was planning on doing six 12"x16" piers (located near Atlanta, GA) for the six 6x6 ...
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Carport Removal - Possible to DIY?

https://imgur.com/gallery/0iamrtR Hello all, just curious how possible it would be to DIY this carport removal. Out of the ~15 emails that I sent out for quotes, only 3 or so companies replied and ...
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Must I redo the floor as part of a carport conversion?

I live in northern Alabama and was looking to convert my carport into a living room with a fireplace centered on the peak of the house. The front of the house faces the south. Do I need to re-do the ...
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Why am I having difficulty getting contractors to provide written estimates? [closed]

Recently, I have had three different contractors in to sister a joist in my house. All three said that they would get me a written estimate by today. One gave me an oral estimate which I told him to ...
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What is proper beam size for 10'-8" spans between columns?

I am constructing a 22'-0" x 32'-0" carport, using pre-fab trusses to span the 22' width. The distance between columns is 10'-8" O.C. Will using three 2x12 yellow pine, with 2 layers of ...
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Recommendation to avoid wood beams to get rotten and break

I'm trying to see what can I do to avoid my carport to fall apart. When I bought the house two years ago I noticed that the wood beams that supported the cover for my carport were getting wet close to ...
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What type of saddle to use for house built on piers?

I'm drafting our "forever home" and have enough knowledge of our building code (Ontario Building Code, National Building Code) and I've done enough significant renos that I'm on a solid ...
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Carport structural question

I'm planning on building a wooden carport with a lean-to, single slope roof for one car. The approximate dimensions 3.5 meters or 11.5 feet wide x 5 meter or 16.5 feet long. The question is, if I ...
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How do I stop rainwater from coming into carport?

How do I stop rainwater from coming on my carport from the driveway and what supplies do I need to fix it?
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How to connect a horizontal metal carport roof to a shingle roof?

This junction, see photo, is currently leaking inside... a lot. I guess the question is how to connect a horizontal metal carport roof to a shingle roof. I am thinking some sort of flashing will be ...
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What do you call the pieces that are put underneath carport post that are on a slab and where do you get them?

I have a carport connected to my house. There are little footing pieces under all the post to let water run underneath ( I am guessing ). A post got hit and the little piece broke and now the post ...
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Should I replace a carport post as it was originally built or with an upgraded column?

I’ve got a 60s era carport with a rotted post. It’s a low slope cantilevered roof about 20 feet long. It has two posts on each corner at the front, and the back is supported by the house. The rotted ...
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How can I conceal the underside of roof sheathing with protruding roofing nails?

I just had a new roof done and as you can see, they used long nails which protruded through the plywood and splintered the wood. I cannot afford to have someone scrape and paint the whole underside of ...
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Carport condensation issue

Recently, my carport started to collect condensation when it's warm after a cold night. This never happened before. Carport is attached to the sun-room. The change that was made to it is enclosing ...
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Can I "just" concrete over the existing gravel in this carport?

Based on this annotated image, can I reasonably pour concrete over the existing gravel in this carport area? If no, would it be enough to add another 1-2 inches of fresh gravel first? Some details. I'...
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Angled Post Connector

I'm looking to build a pergola like this one. Would a connector such as the concealed Simpson StrongTie CPTZ work for the posts? The specs seem fine, what I'm worried is the footnote "Post bases do ...
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Mount pergola post at an angle

I want to build a pergola similar to the one below and was wondering what to use to connect the posts to the ground (notice how they are at an angle to the vertical) Also, what is the connector/...
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Carport post base connector - screws or bolts?

So I plan on using the Simpson Strong-Tie Model PBS44AZ post base. Further below are picture of what the base looks like. They recommend installing as follows: Install with 16d common nails, #10 x 1-...
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Type of Lumber for carport load-bearing post replacement?

So I need to replace the 5 load-bearing posts on my carport due to visible rotting. Do you recommend using the standard Southern yellow Pine Pressure treated 4x4 lumber I see in your typical big box ...
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Preventing water from entering carport

How can I prevent water from entering my carport? My entire front yard and driveway slope toward my house. Negative draining issue. I have french (or trench) drains installed across the entire width ...
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Best way to support carport posts

I'm wondering to reinforce the posts in my carport as it seems one good earthquake could throw these off. Any thoughts on building a form out of wood and pouring concrete around and half-way up the ...
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Can I build a car-port on the side of my garage?

I have a 2-car attached garage but three cars in the household. While I'm obviously aware I can just leave the third car in the driveway, it inconveniently blocks the cars in the garage and in the ...
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Carport post help

I am making a 14x16 open carport this weekend. Is there any way possible for me to avoid digging and setting the posts with concrete? I am going to be using 4x4 posts. I don't know much about ...
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How can I secure a canvas carport to a concrete pad?

The canvas carport is just steel rods and a canvas roof. It came with steel foot pads with screw holes. I have a concrete pad to screw it down to. I need it to withstand 20-30mph winds and snow. ...
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