bowed wall correction
I usualy don't post on the forums, but this time i am just out of ideas and would really appreciate any advice.
Our house has a bowed wall with about 3.5 inch deflection measured by plumb toolÃ¯Â¿Â½
The wall is cracked in several spots, some cracks are fixed and some are notÃ¯Â¿Â½ After months of research and estimates
we are thinking to correct this by installing (i-beams, also called power braces.) The size of the brace is 4x2 Ã¯Â¿Â½ inches.
My question is will I be able to frame this?
The basement is finished and I will need to add studs and drywall it. Since the ibeam is 4 inches and it would need to be flushed with the wall, can I use 2x6 studs to re-frame that wall?
Or maybe someone here had similar situation and I would greatly appreciate any feedback for this issue.