2 x 4 Beam Replacement Supports

Here's a better look at the 2 x 4 laying on top of the soil, to minimize or prevent any movement of the vertical 2 x 4 beam replacement support system that was built to replace the damaged roof support beam.

Don't just lay the 2 x 4 on top of the soil, if you look closely, you can see that I removed as much debris as I could. This will provide me with the flattest surface possible and an excellent support for my temporary roof rafter shoring.

To secure the 2 x 4 safely to the bottom of the roof rafter, I used a metal teco clip with a couple of screws. In a situation like this, it's always going to be better to use screws instead of nails. Screws are a lot easier to remove and reuse.

The top and bottom of your support systems must be securely connected to the items that they're supporting, to prevent them from disconnecting while you're replacing the roof beam.