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Old 11-14-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Minor (?) termite / dryrot damage in the garage


Hi all, see the picture here:



Not sure if this was caused by dryrot or termite damage long time ago, does using wood filler to fill it up then sand it good enough fix or does it require a more complex fix? Thanks!

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Got a picture of the outside?
Most often when you see this type damage the siding is to close to grade on the outside.
If this is not addressed there will be more rot in the future.
If it's termites you should be able to see tunnels or mud left behind from them making the tunnels.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Hi all, see the picture here:



Not sure if this was caused by dryrot or termite damage long time ago, does using wood filler to fill it up then sand it good enough fix or does it require a more complex fix? Thanks!

Hi, it would be good to examine the other side of the pic where the damage could have originated, like water getting in or is that an interior wall? kind of looks like plaster wire mesh...
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Thanks... Yes I examined the other side and made sure that there were no damage on the other side. I think this was a damage that was created long time ago and then the previous homeowner fixed the issue... now it just a matter to fill it up with something. My question is whether filling this with wood filler would be good enough, or do I need to use some wire mesh stuff as well.. thanks!

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Why not do it right and replace that piece of siding?
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Thanks, that's exactly what we did.
By the way at the end I just use another piece of wood to patch that hole.

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