Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2007, 05:09 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2
Share |
Question

Rotting Rim board


I am considering buying and restoring a 100 year old house in florida. It is cheap but lots of work is needed. The house is built almost exclusively from cypress. The house was built too close to the ground and the Cypress Rim baord has dry rot and is no longer sound. I expect to have to raise the house to work on the foundation. Does anyone have ideas on how to replace or shore-up the rotting rim board while the house is raised?
Thanks
baianodiy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 07:11 AM   #2
Long-Time DIYer
 
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460
Default

Rotting Rim board


If you're going to have the entire house jacked up by a professional moving company or whoever, I would have it raised to allow a decent height crawlspace (I have 3' clearance under my floor joists), repair all of the sill and floor joist damage while it's supported on the temporary bracing, and then go from there.
For some reason, I get the feeling that unless this is some kind of historical structure with tax benefits for restoring it, you may be biting a major expense that will be difficult to ever recover when you sell it. But that's your call to evaluate.
Good luck!
Mike
Mike Swearingen 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
Installing backerboard - replace particle board? salvop Flooring 10 04-29-2011 10:32 PM
Walls on top of particle board that got wet Bruno2000 Flooring 2 08-24-2007 02:30 PM
Installing deck ledger board over foam board? RickT Building & Construction 5 11-06-2006 10:50 PM
Ruud a/c control board replacement ? kourso HVAC 1 07-20-2006 09:33 PM
particle board / hardibacker fish3211 Flooring 4 08-10-2005 08:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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