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Old 04-16-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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how much to fix this or how difficult to do myself?


any advice on how to approach this I think this is rotting rim joist caused by some sort of water drainage problem in this corner of house I think from the conduit box wire going through the rim joist. It is about 5' of rim board. The sill plate looks like it is in good shape and its only the outside rim board.

deck will have to be taken apart , some siding off and replaced...

and then I probably should invest in eavestroughs to keep rain away from foundation however, i have some erosion on the grass under roof line, and where rain runs off roof and hits deck the deck is a different color in a line pattern around roof line... so that corner gets alot of water...

How much will this cost to repair any ideas/how many days would it take? i am getting some quotes tomorrow.

Pictures - i circled the problem area, a close up of good wood/bad wood, a close up of rot some sort of white goo on it

of course home insurance doesnt cover anything water related so im guessing this will be tonnes of money to fix...
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:05 PM   #2
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Impossible to say, but you are correct in that it is not going to be a small undertaking.

Be sure to check the flashing at the ledger board and under that door in conjunction with fixing that valley/gutter detail to keep the water out of that corner.
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Yep. Some eaves troughs will help. Never seen aluminum on a house finished without eaves troughs installed.

And what the heck is that alien goo? It must be some kind of fungus/mold.

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The goo is spray foam.
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The goo is spray foam.

I see that, but check the last pic. Looks like fresh freaky stuff...
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ya that goo is not spray foam it is indeed some kind of growth this is on outside....

on inside ive spray the area with borax, 90% alcohol, and oxyclean and just let it dry until it gets fixed to hopefully kill any spores, a few days before that when i first discovered it i sprayed the area with undiluted bleach. Hoping that prevents any issues with spread .
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ya that goo is not spray foam it is indeed some kind of growth this is on outside....

on inside ive spray the area with borax, 90% alcohol, and oxyclean and just let it dry until it gets fixed to hopefully kill any spores, a few days before that when i first discovered it i sprayed the area with undiluted bleach. Hoping that prevents any issues with spread .
I would just hit it with bleach and water.

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one contractor came looked at it and told me not worth it to replace it. He is doing my eavestroughs and he said likely the eavestroughs will divert water away from house and he said its the "aspenite" sheathing and not the inside rim board, and to javex it and then run a dehumidifier in the crawlspace to dry it out from the inside. what do you guys think. the hosue didn't have eavestroughs for 6 years which likely did cause the problem.
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one contractor came looked at it and told me not worth it to replace it. He is doing my eavestroughs and he said likely the eavestroughs will divert water away from house and he said its the "aspenite" sheathing and not the inside rim board, and to javex it and then run a dehumidifier in the crawlspace to dry it out from the inside. what do you guys think. the hosue didn't have eavestroughs for 6 years which likely did cause the problem.
You need eaves troughs no matter what, so the plan is very good.

You can see the effect after the eaves troughs are done and it's dried up.
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