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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello, Purchased a house a year ago only to find that the front porch floorboards showed signs of bad rot recently. Porch is open and floor is fir wood. Contractor pulled up the rotten boards and found the following: top layer of fir boards had been eaten from under by carpenter ants/bad...
  2. Building & Construction
    I’m fixing to put a deck on an old (but solid) concrete slab. "Sleepers" will be 2x6 on edge (because I'm extending 18" past the slab). I want to put some non-compressable, non-rotting item under the sleepers and shims to keep the wood up off the slab and out of any water. I've seen plastic...
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