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  1. Carpentry
    Hallo everybody, After a small leak, I have removed a ceiling and discovered hallucinating things on the joist of a flat roof in a sleeping room. One joist is completely collapsed, two more are fully damaged and the 70% of the wooden structure is full of white mold, sings of worms presence...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I removed a set of exterior stairs and discovered some dry rot. I removed siding surrounding the dry rot until I could see no more damage. I then cleaned out the dry rot. 1) What kind of professional should I be seeking help from? 2) If I were to do it myself, what would my options be? a)...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi, First time posting here. I'm wondering if anyone could give me your experience with not sloping/angled window sill. I hired a contractor for some reno work for our house and he has his subs repairing dry rot around several of our windows. I took a break from work to check out the...
  4. Carpentry
    A termite inspector, who found soft spots in two areas of my wooden garaged doors, told me to chisel out dry rot, treat the area around where the rot was found with Bora Care, and use Bondo to fill the void. Does hat make sense for a temporary fix? The doors, of which there is the one damaged...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi Folks, I am trying to do some siding repairs, in order to satisfy some pest inspection findings, but more importantly to protect the investment in my home. I have already removed and completely replaced one piece of T1-11, but I have one more piece with dry rot along the bottom 2-4" of the...
  6. Carpentry
    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but: I have some dry rot at my back door (exterior)-see attached picture. Any suggestions on the best way to repair this? The dry rot doesn't go up more than ~ 6 inches. Thanks, Rob
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Our toilet tank leaked so we replaced it. We had to tear out the 40 year old carpet (I know, ick) and the underlayment particle board. We are left with the plywood sub floor. One spot, out in the middle, where no water was standing, is a spot that feels bouncy and super dry and appears to be...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I'm in the pacific NW so it's really wet here but I don't know what to expect in terms of how wet the sheathing should be but I did discover mold along exterior walls in bedrooms when moving some boxes. I washed the walls with bleach, moved the boxes away from the exterior walls & opened...
  9. Flooring
    Hello all, this is my first post so its a pleasure to bend everyone's ear! My wife and I recently bought a home built in 1939. The house has been added on in stages over the years so there are 3 different types of foundation scattered around the property: concrete perimeter, slab, and sleeper...
  10. Carpentry
    I'm new around here. I'm working through a number of repairs on my recently purchased house and am really stumped on what to do about my rotted "corbels". I'm not even sure these would be considered corbels - they're 4x12 beams that support a window seat type protrusion from the garage...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I have a small 1904 house in Seattle. It has a simple covered porch that's about 8 x 10. On the southwest corner the post holding up the roof has a lot of rot (not all the way through) in the base. The rot extends to the decking surface as well in a square about 1 x 2'. The underside shows...
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