Originally Posted by Phil 4500
Looks nice and secure. Did you have to have the brickworks modified to fit tne new garage door?
The brickwork was the easy part, it is brick veneer (non supporting).
We set up the warehouse racking 13" from the front wall and used that to form a temporary roof support. The existing wooden header and supporting structures were removed from the inside. We then cut a slot in the mortar a foot higher and moved the existing angle iron lentil up. The bricks were then removed and a few spare pieces were used to fix up the sides of the opening.
The header was replaced with engineered wood beams at the appropriate height. The roof support was then moved back to the new header. The 13" space was to allow for the 12x12 box of the roll up door.
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I've got a couple of minor things to do in order to finish this phase of the project.
Next year is another story. During the construction we found the rear wall was in danger of collapsing so we installed a new main beam there as an interim measure. That fix is going to need replacement of retaining walls and underpinning the rear garage foundation. We are contemplating a rear door in the garage which would allow a trailer access to the rear yard.
That is going to require some thinking though ... there is a 3/4 story drop to ground level in the rear. I foresee some exploratory digging, engineers and committee of adjustment before we can even think of getting a building permit. Our proximity to the river which is part of a designated flood control area puts a good chunk of our rear yard under Toronto's notorious Tree and Ravine By-Law
. Going through the approval process will take months and cost almost as much as the work itself. A small lottery win would go a long way!