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  1. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, we had a interior drain tile system installed in our finished basement and the company needed access to the very last block foundation blocks however they were covered by framing that was added when the basement was finished by previous owners (about 2 yrs ago). Therefore, they had...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I need to replace the sill and rim joist on the back of a house due to water/termite damage. I was going to get a couple jack posts and put them under a 6x6 to lift or at least support the joists while I wrangle the old rim joist and sill out to replace them. Problem is my basement has low...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hey all, I have [what might be] a dumb question.... I am working on enclosing my back porch, which is currently 3 open walls sitting on a cement slab. I keep reading that you just cutout the needed amount from the bottom/sill plate for the door to fall into after framing the whole wall. When...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello - I have question and could use some help - I'm building an 8x8 shed on a 9x9 slab leaving 6" of concrete on each side. I used galvanized Redhook wedge anchors to secure the wood to the slab and used a sill plate gasket under the PT wood. I just realized that I screwed up in that the...
  5. Building & Construction
    :surprise: front door threshold has dry rotted, so was looking to repair it. A little peek underneath revealed termite damage, not surprising since the porch is on ground level. Two 2x6 joist rim or cap (visible) were completely consumed, so pulled them out. The joist ends are shot, so need...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I'm looking for some advice. I'm building an 8x8 shed, and I need to attach a sill plate of PT 2x4 to a preexisting 9x9 slab. I'm planning to use Red Head or similar wedge anchors to attach the wood. The slab is 10" thick, I'm thinking of using 1/2" x 5.5" anchors. My...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I really appreciate any ideas and thoughts on my problem. I am finishing my basement, and in doing so am trying to add a walk out egress sliding door. So, I had the poured foundation wall professionally cut and had a contractor who was recommended to me install the slider. My problem...
  8. Building & Construction
    Short version: NEED DIRECTION! - selling house - home inspection revealed joist separated from band joist - inspector concerned about the amount of joist actually resting on sill plate. (looks like about 3/4"), I would be too. - band joist is the actual problem. - foundation was cracked when a...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone - I have a foundation that had been buried under brush for many years. It's approximately 40 years old, it's 9' x 9' and it's 9" thick. The concrete is filled with tons of aggregate and I was hoping for some suggestions on how best to attach the sill plate to this. I had a hell...
  10. Building & Construction
    I'm building plans for a 20' x 10' greenhouse. I'm wanting to use 5/8" x 10" anchor bolts and I'm not sure how to design it. I have a 2x10 sill plate and a 2x4 wall on top of it. I've designed 3 options for using the bolts but I'm not sure if I'm causing a structural issue or not. Can I? 1)...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am currently in the process of having a home built. There is a bathroom vanity drain/vent pipe that wasn't lined up properly to the sill plate location. Consequently, it looks like the plumber tried heating up the pipe (notice yellowing on the pipe) and then pushed the metal strap into the...
  12. Carpentry
    We got a quote to replace 3 sill plates in the back of our house under french doors. The quote was for $12,000. Does that seem reasonable? Would replacing sill plates require a permit? Thank you!
  13. Building & Construction
    The house: Two-story colonial, roughly 25' x 25' square, with one-story addition attached on back yard side. Front of house has 1-wythe of brick, from grade to eaves. Conventional gable roof, ridge of roof is parallel to the front of house. Roof is 1/4" slate. One side of house has concrete...
  14. Insulation
    My recently-purchased 1949 one-story ranch has a crawl space with untreated sill plate resting on top of a somewhat wavy (in places) foundation wall. There's tar paper or something like that between the wood and concrete. Because the top of the foundation isn't perfectly flat, there are large...
  15. Carpentry
    I need to replace the bottom plate, on a slab, on an 8ft interior wall in a bathroom. The studs are fine. The bottom plate has minor rot, but it's a terrible piece of rounded lumber that leaves a big gap at the slab, and it will complicate pouring self-leveling compound. I haven't been able...
  16. Carpentry
    I have a two-story colonial with a full masonry basement. The exterior of the house is 3/4 T+G sheathing, covered by wood clapboard, covered by aluminum siding. The 'L' shaped, existing screened-in-porch with shallow foundation was demolished and replaced with a 48" deep 8" CMU block wall...
  17. Building & Construction
    I need help! Leak coming between slab foundation and sill plate. I removed the baseboard and I can see the tiny bit of water seeping in. The area is above grade but the frame is set back 4-5 inches off the slab. (It looks like they were going to add brick to the outside and changed their mind.)...
  18. Building & Construction
    I just discovered that my sill plate and joist setup is different than others I've seen (and I was a Realtor, so I've seen a lot of sills). As you can see from the picture, there's a gap between the exterior board and the subfloor. Covering that gap, on the exterior, is just some tar paper...
  19. Building & Construction
    Here is my situation and my solution after talking to a million people and reading what I could find in this forum. My 10x18 "shed" had studs and floor joists (all 2x4s) resting directly on cinder blocks which had sunk below grade over the years (since before 1977) and were rotten to the point...
  20. Building & Construction
    House Fly Away - No anchor bolts Okay, so my house isn't going to fly away, I think. I hope! No j-bolts. Rotted sill. Need to attach new GT sill plate. Background Located in WI, zone 6. The lower half of my basement walls are constructed with 3 core concrete blocks (8"x8"x16") with a...
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