Questions tagged [carport]

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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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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Screening in carport

Wanting to screen in existing carport. I went to architecture school, so I have some building knowledge, but no hands on experience other than installing porcelain tiles in a small bathroom once. ...
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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. ...