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i am working on a brick venner house,with a basement, that has about 8' of rotton rim joist and sill plate.the floor joist ends are also rotten. now what?if it was siding i would just go to the outside and work from there,but not possible.i can get to everything from the basement.
all i can come up with is to work the sill plate out,the rim is so far gone i can see the back of the brick.replace the sill then just fit pcs in between the joist for the rim.then i still have to deal with the ends of the floor joist. they are rotten where they rest on the sill,do you just scab on a new pc and how far should they extend back to hold the weight?
right now i'm in the process of jacking the joist back up as they had dropped about 2.5".one thought i had was to just jack it back level and build a 2x6 wall to hold everything in place and leave it all alone,but then i'm loading the basement floor and not the foundation/footings,comments on that idea? larry
why pay someone to screw it up,i can do it for free....
the older i get ,
the more people tick me off