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knowsnothing

11:52AM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 04/08/03
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I had to replace four flor joists that were damaged by a wood destroying fungus. Does anyone know if there is a treatment i can applie to the rest of the exposed wood in the crawl space to make sure it doesn't spread or return?

Thanks

Lawrence

11:44PM | 04/10/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Yes. It's called "paint." :-)

valewil

02:26PM | 04/11/03
Member Since: 04/10/03
16 lifetime posts
Knowsnothing, if I may ask, what kind of cost did you run into when replacing your floor joists. Is that something you did yourself?

Thanks,

Valerie

Piffin

04:06PM | 04/11/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
If these joists are already excessively wet, paint won't do a thing to stop or prevent rotting buy in spite of his witty repartee, Lawrance had the basic idea right. You have to control the moisture and stop it from getting to the wood. You can buy chemical preservative agents that will slow or prevent rot but these are or can be dangerous to some degree inside of a home.
If you have moisture conditions bad enough to make you worry about further rot, then you have other problems with yoru house.

Where is the water coming from? Let's try to control that.

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