Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Billerica, MA
Posts: 140
Share |
Default

Floor joist water damage


I was trying to get a look around a leaking pipe down in my basement last night, and snapped a couple of pictures. This one troubles me - looks like the floor joist has taken quite a bit of water.

Still, I'm not an expert. Can anyone tell me how severely damaged this is?
Attached Thumbnails
Floor joist water damage-20120113_012552.jpg   Floor joist water damage-20120113_012534.jpg  

thinksincode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,541
Default

Floor joist water damage


What's above that, that could have caused that?
Looks more like were they had been a pipe and someone tryed to solder some while inplace. Looks like burn marks on the sides.

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Billerica, MA
Posts: 140
Default

Floor joist water damage


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
What's above that, that could have caused that?
Looks more like were they had been a pipe and someone tryed to solder some while inplace. Looks like burn marks on the sides.
This is right below the shower of the first floor bathroom, where I'm currently having a problem with water seeping through the floor.

Is this something that needs to be monitored, or something that needs to be addressed ASAP?
thinksincode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,541
Default

Floor joist water damage


Most often it's the drain that's leaking, run the water and check for a leak.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
thinksincode (01-13-2012)
Old 01-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
Civil Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,116
Default

Floor joist water damage


That joist has sustained minimal damage. I would not touch it. However, you absolutely need to correct the source of the water damage, which may require replacement of piping, drains etc.
Daniel Holzman is online now   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
Water damage. How bad can it be? alexin General DIY Discussions 3 08-23-2010 01:53 PM
Oil fired furnace and hot water heater question steveinpa Plumbing 3 08-10-2010 08:42 AM
How Do I Properly Shock Chlorinate a Water Softner classicflytyer Plumbing 5 07-14-2009 12:15 AM
Very Low Hot Water Pressure. PAS1970 General DIY Discussions 2 02-25-2009 03:01 PM
low hot water pressure angus242 Plumbing 10 01-08-2009 11:41 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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