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Old 03-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I got a call to do a home repair the other day. What I found kind of amazed me. Somewhere, in the back of my head, a little voice (careful, I haven't flipped yet) is telling me I heard of it before but it still seems unreal. I've only inspected from the garage and the outside back of the house. The ceder plank is install directly over the studs only! Now, all the studs are rotting off at the bottom.
My question is, was this ever accepted construction technique? The customer is only asking me to remove the bottom plank an replace all the studs I find rotted. Seems like it could be the whole house!

Your thoughts?

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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Cedar planks, or cedar lap siding?
Just a guess, the bottom row is sitting right at grade.
A picture sure would have help with some replys.

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not too unusual to see in older buildings,usually small bungalows and barns
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No back in the day you could do it! Quite normal 30 plus years ago. Be a no no today in some parts of the country.
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Thanks for replying guys (I assume),
I'll take a pic next time I get by there to drop the bottom board to count the rotted 2xs. Yes, it is the old Ceder lapboards. The neighborhood was built in 1985. What are you guys doing up so early?

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I'm curious. Do you have access from the inside; or is it drywalled? How far above grade? On a slab? What does the bottom plate look like? Gonna replace the studs one at a time and re-nail the siding?
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. What are you guys doing up so early?

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