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Old 03-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #16
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To get rid of the rot you will have to remove some wood and whatever is in the way of getting to it. Hard to answer the mulch question until it is pulled away to see what grade level really is.

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There was no outside pictures when I posted that why I missed a few.
I knew as soon as I saw the rot there had to be a step or something involved.
When I was an exterminator that was one of the first places I'd be looking for termites.
Makes it so much easyer for them to get in when someone builds a ladder for them with siding like that.
What a shame, once agin someone made it look pretty, but forgot water control 101.
I looked at job once that was caused by a dozen or so big aquariums in the cellar. People had a party and someone had their chair near the outside wall and the leg broke through the rotted floor. About a foot in, and up was rotted. Joist ends, sill, rim joist, floor, shoe, sheathing, and stud bottoms. But no steps.
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Thanks for the help guys! I am going to tackle it, once the weather breaks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #19
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How to keep the much away?
Just do not have it there.

Redo the beds at least 6' away from the foundation.
If not it's going to act like a dam and hold in water.

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