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Old 01-22-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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A portion of the sill plate in my existing home is rotted by termites. I have eliminated the termite problem, now I need to replace/repair the sill plate on a two story brick home. Ideas on how to do this please.........

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Did the termites damage the floor joists or the rim joists?

Do you have a full basement or a crawl space?

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It is a full basement. One of the joist was compromised by the termites and I sistered a 2x10x16 to with bolts and a 5/8" plywood plate where the rot was, Now I am concerned that over time that the joists might sink as a result of the sill plate issue. The rim joist is fine and I currently have support from the rim joist that sits on the sill plate and is supported by the portions of the sill plate that has not been compromised.
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In order to lift the floor joists up a bit--you might want to build a jack wall---I need some coffee --then I'll describe how that is done.
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A jack wall is rather simple---you will be building a 2x6 wall--intentionally cutting the studs to long and beating them in place with a sledge hammer.

Nail a 2x6 to the bottom of the joists,where you want to lift.

set another on the floor below the first one--measure the height for the studs--add about 1/4" or less---tack the stud to the top 2x6 directly below your joist---

Beat the stud into place---when the first set of studs is in place--cut another set,adding 1/4" or so---keep doing that until the necessary lift is accomplished--

Yes, you will use a bunch of studs---still--a safe and inexpensive method of lifting a structure.
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You've gotten a good start with the advice from oh'mike. Might consider yourself lucky to be in a brick house. Otherwise you'd almost surely be dealing with studs and casings as well.

Check with your termite people and see about having a treatment to any new work you do in that area. I mean the wood - not the ground. I've dealt with the suckers twice in the same corner of my garage and have a bonded contract. SC is some kind of termite breeding state. They have made sure to spray the entire area of rebuild with some lovely chemicals that would more than likely kill aliens and take the chrome off a trailer hitch.

Usually, pictures would be good when submitting a question. But mike seems to have been there and done that probably as often as I have. The age of your house is also helpful. I've done most of my work on houses from the 18th century. A good number from the 17th. It can bring into play a few "restoration" aspects that come into play. I guess what I'm sayin is -- the more info, -- the better the answer.

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