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Old 07-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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how can i replace rotted sill plate in freestanding garage that cannot be jacked up?

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The only force on a sill plate is a downward compressive force, with no tensile force trying to stretch the plate along its axis.

Assuming the plate runs north/south, remove rotted areas and, in an east/west direction, force wide pieces, wide in the n/s direction, of rot-resistant material with the compressive strength of wood into the spaces you are creating. Anchor these pieces to whatever you can, with fasteners or adhesive.

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how is it built, that it can't be jacked up?
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More times than not you don't actually have to "jack up" anything.

Posting some pictures here would be a good start for some real advice for your particular situation.
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Quite often the bottom of some studs can be rotten also.
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