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sill plate rotted

  1. Building & Construction
    We have 3 joists and 2 small sections (< 5') of sill plate that have dry rot and some missing siding. Do we need a general contractor? Or could someone like a carpenter (or other type of contractor) generally repair this?
  2. Building & Construction
    House: Two-story, built on slab in 1993. We bought this house about two years ago. My wife put her hand on the wall underneath our window and her hand went completely through. I opened the wall and found among other things that water was getting in from the outside behind the window shutters...
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