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    how do you reinforce front and back walls of a 2 car garage.

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    New material if there caving in.
    WHAT ARE THEY CONSTRUCTED WITH
    If this is a freestanding or attached garage just add "soldiers". Use dry, top quality 2" by 4" studs next to every other wall stud. Cut them to fit firmly next to the existing studs.
    If the problem is really bad use a new stud next to each exisiting stud. You might also add the pieces of 2 by 4 horzontal between the studs and half way up the walls.
    If the inside of the garage is drywalled you might have to remove either the drywall or the outside siding for access.

    Use long deck screws, not nails. Use good quality screws.

    You can also buy galvanized (Rust proof) T-shaped, flat pieces of steel at the top and bottom of the wall studs where they meet the horizontal bourds at top and bottom of the wall. I did this to my 30 year old California house because the walls felt overstressed when I thumped on them. My house has big, tall roof trusses and wide eaves and I think that the wall studs were overstressed due to heavy weight roof.


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