1 post / 0 new
Nick
Sill plate repair
Nick

So my quick painting project revealed a few loose clapboards. I decided to pop a few boards off and I was found the sheathing was rotted along with the sill beam, corner post, and some of the wall framing.

So far I have jacked up the house with some bottle jacks. I also braced the house from the outside.

My plan is to slide the new beam in and set the house back down. I could butt the new beam against the unrotted section of the old but if prefer make some sort of scarf or ship lap for stability. But I have no idea on how to do that especially with the beam still in the house. Any idea on where to start? Or things to consider?

Pics

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.