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Need help with complete bumpout/bay window rot

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Old 06-02-19, 10:40 PM
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Smile Need help with complete bumpout/bay window rot

Greetings - I have a large 3 window bumpout with wood rot. I have no issue replacing the trim, my issue comes on the subfloor. Unfortunately the window is only 4 inches above the ground and the plywood underneath is completly coming off and completely rotted. I was told they used interior plywood on the outside.

My problem is getting underneath it, is my only option to spend hours digging a deep hole to repleace it??? Can I piece something else in there? Also, is there any plywood substitue that will last much longer? It is out of sight since it's the bottom of the window.

Thanks so much in advance!
 
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Old 06-02-19, 10:54 PM
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A picture or two of what you are working on there would be helpful.
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Sounds like the wrong product was used if it's not PT plywood plus it sounds like it's too close to the ground. Pics will be helpful.
 
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Old 06-03-19, 03:57 PM
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Here's a few picks, thanks again
 
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Got the perfect storm for rot going one there.
Pressure treated is not going to help you here, it was built to close to grade.
I'd start by cutting the caulking line and removing all the rotted trim.
Most likely there's going to be rotted wood behind it.
Replace it all with PVC lumber and never have to deal with it again.
 
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