Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Termite-damaged sill and stud repair/replacement


We have a 1950s, one-story, brick ranch home with a cement slab foundation. We have termite damage on an interior non-load bearing wall. We removed the drywall on one side of the wall and found that the sill at the foundation as well as several of the studs are damaged. We have limited funds and would like to do the repairs ourselves. Would appreciate any advice/suggestions on the best way to tackle this project. We're not sure yet whether we have damage on the exterior, load-bearng wall, but with our luck, we probably do...which means we need advice on tackling those repairs as well.

MacWarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Termite-damaged sill and stud repair/replacement


The interior non-load bearing wall will just need to have the damaged studs removed and replaced.

If you have further damage along th exterior walls then you should have an exterminator treat the area around the house.

redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Termite-damaged sill and stud repair/replacement


As stated, repair of a non load bearing wall is most definitely a DIY type of project. In fact, I encourage you to do your research and try and tackle the work yourselves, in order to save money.

If you do find that you have damage on an exterior load bearing wall and lack the experience to repair such, you could get a price from an experienced framer to do the structural portion of the repairs and finish the rest yourselves.
Please be aware, that with any structural work on a home, a permit would be required.
Good Luck.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
DIY Expert in Training!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 297
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Termite-damaged sill and stud repair/replacement


I just replaced studs on my first floor exterior wall including all around the window. It really isn't too tough to tackle. Just take your time and make sure to get the house treated. Otherwise you'll have more problems down the road.
gone_fishing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing Rotten Sill Plate Material Tester Carpentry 6 03-28-2011 08:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.