11:44AM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 07/13/01
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We removed plaster & lathes from wall in upstairs guest bedroom & discovered old termite damage that has destroyed sill plate between first & second floor. Damaged section extends under 6 floor joists. To what degree does this affect strucutural integrity of the home? Any way to replace damaged section & restore integrity?

Jay J

11:45AM | 07/15/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi SCBynum,

Yes, it's fixable. However, I can't see 'it' from here. Thus, it's hard for me to say what should be done.

Call around and ask the contractors if they have experience in this area of work. You'll most likely have to have the 2nd floor temporarily supported in order to remove the plate.

Have you had a termite inspection recently? If not, you might want to consider one. Or, 'educate' yourself on the 'signs' of termite activity. And, read further on what to do to prevent such activity.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator



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