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RepairTermite Damage


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09-23-13, 09:19 AM   #1  
RepairTermite Damage

I have termite damage to 1st story floor joists, sill edges and some other adjacent wood on a two story colonial with a basement. The house perimeter is soon to be treated with a non-replant termicide and Boracare (if needed). To stop the infestation.

I would like to get some input what to replace the wood based on the amount of damage. Also, how a contractor should replace the joists to prevent further damage /shoring the floor. One critical area are the ganged joists at the basement stairwell and supports the upper staircase. This is next to the soil filled front stoop. Only the center joist appears damaged. Thx.


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09-23-13, 09:54 AM   #2  
Can not tell anything's wrong from that picture.
Most likely your going to have to have someone on site to look this one over.

 
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09-23-13, 10:11 AM   #3  
If you look at the top of the pic you can see the major damage to the center joist. There is also mud/dirt on the face. Is there a standard way to repair this if you such as sistering joists in place?

 
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