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jdbs3 08-10-2012 08:37 AM

Carpenter Ant Damage To Wall Stud
I just started replacing clapboard on my house only to find a major infestitation of carpenter ants after removing some of the sheathing where it had rotted away from the runoff from a drain spout. Yes that will be fixed.

One of the studs behind the sheathing was damaged by the ants, but the carpenter I had working on the house said the 2x4 stud was still good; that the major 3.5" of the stud width was still good.

With the extermination completed, he will be replacing the sheathing, installing Tyvek and new clapboard.

Given there was some damage to the stud and one of the garage roof joists for the attached garage, is there anything else that should be done with the damaged wood to avoid its further deteriation over time?? Or is buttoning it up as planned sufficient based on my carpenter's recommendation?


joecaption 08-10-2012 08:48 AM

Why would not remove it and replace it or at least sister a new one next to it?

COLDIRON 08-10-2012 03:32 PM

As long as the extermination is complete and their gone I would use the Carpenter's recommendation. Sounds like it was caught in time before any structural damage was done.

Frankroadrider 08-10-2012 04:37 PM

I agree with Joe, as along as its open and accessible why not sister one up? can't hurt.

COLDIRON 08-10-2012 04:57 PM

We're not there the Carpenter said it didn't need to be replaced. He might have caught it right when they started can't see it from here got to go by the experts opinion. That's why we hire PROS.

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