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 12-18-2011, 01:20 AM   #1
Jack of All Trades
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 95
Share |
Default

Sill replacement options?


Hey guys, hope this is the right section to post this question, but is replacement the only way to deal with a rotten foundation sill? I think all 4 are in rough shape, about 111 years old. Total of about 100' or so length.
I had heard that they have some sort of sealant they can inject into them or something to make them last longer?
I know it would cost crazy money to replace that's why I was wondering if I might have any alternatives?

That's just the beginning unfortunately, I also need some of my joists replaced/sistered and I have 2 support beams running under the middle of the house that at least need new support poles (currently just 4x4's and those red temporary poles holding them up!)
DoctorWho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,369
Default

Sill replacement options?


Obviously a picture would help---I know only one solution for rotting sills---replace them--so if there is a simpler method --I'm all ears.

The sills can be replaced in short sections which is far simpler than doing an entire side with one long sill--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike 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
rotten sill replacement Guillemot Building & Construction 0 09-24-2011 09:59 PM
Replacement Aluminium Window - Reusing existing sill flashing? GrantJohnson Building & Construction 4 02-10-2010 10:27 AM
rotten sill plate replacement mrad777 Carpentry 3 10-28-2008 12:19 PM
Rotted sill plate replacement help handyd123 Building & Construction 2 08-25-2008 06:02 PM
sill replacement or? watchtower7 Building & Construction 5 06-07-2008 03:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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