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Rim Joist and Piers

Rim Joist and Piers

After we exposed the rim joist, we found a few other deficiencies.  We jacked and straightened the rim joist (more of a beam in this case).  The rim joist was made up of a double 2x8, this was not strong enough to support the loads between the piers, so we would need...
Oh Snap!

Oh Snap!

     So… as indicated by the condition of the plywood we had some rot at the bottom plate and rim joist.  We had some friendly neighborhood carpenter ants in there as well.  This is a good example of how quickly a small maintenance issue can turn into a much larger,...