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  1. Building & Construction
    Can anyone please give me some advice? I own a 1901 BALLOON FRAME HOUSE. What appears: I have a solid timber beam as my sill plate (1ft above ground level) My floor joists are NOTCHED IN/ONTO SILL PLATE. FIRST FLOOR STUDS SIT ON TOP OF TILL plate. large cavities and gap beneath my sill plate...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I apologize if I am using the incorrect terminology. I have owned a home for 1.5 years and know very little about this type of thing. From what I've read so far, I think it's the sill plate gap? Anyway, my house was built in 1945, initially a basement house, then they build up. It's a concrete...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm in process of redoing my basement and discovered a gap in the sill plate after removing some if the 1970's era paneling. The gap maxes out at about 1/4" wide and is about 15' long. Here is several foot section of what I'm talking about. For orientation that is a ceiling at the top...
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