Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sept 2019: Exterior wall prep

Fixing the walls before the sheathing and siding go on:

Replacing more rot in the kitchen:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1DSjwvPTuRFDpfcYcbB4VqCEMb0v7KFkU
Removed the rotted wood and painted surrounding wood with mold stop:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1VTCXfq8I7y5-ciwp54gGPJfbIV6nJMju
Replaced with new boards:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=14rGy-P-LkW9zXyvm3_D6nJrSoph5rSIS


Cut out a rotted  section of beam inside the house:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FGtyXPYkE6XU4dJKaJzhl0SkD1QXuI-e
The fix:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1l4vxeP0wWyV8a1jd3XipkgXu4SaNb6XDhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BE2vraRcMKePFPnqiHnU0Z8ZVaLaMs0-

More ship lap replaced:
Pic from inside house coming




Sections of foundation needed patching.
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fCWR4F0fSndrjok9Dy7GIqaNJ052tBDj
After:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1b-3eo6jPgGq5CMERxxpJGJqHPbRTcYaJ


Sections of the sill plate weren't resting on the foundation and needed to be shimmed:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1pLHAvFBngtQ7sYtwOOyuKqJNC3N-nrvg


A useless, and rotted section of overhang, needed to be removed:
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1J1KsUtpudvuLLojRTeEvtc9zTBQtt5JS
During:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1wB9F_ROVzqGTp5vWbq9YEtJANgUEnh0y
Rafter tips cut and wall mended and ready for new sheathing:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fwf290T_zsVNw3-Bp5MdMm-3lCj846j0





We found a major ant nest behind the front porch:
Exploratory mission revealed trouble - lots of dirt on the house: 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vWvdrDrK_rfG1fZb8VDpfSWMNiLOxSc5
The ant damage and rot extended the length of the porch:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1GUQFtySM1MuzRp_R2TxoUYM1V0nlWmew
We used the jacks to replace ~16ft of damage.  Fortunately the rot and ant damage hadn't' reached the beams.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BPbTRASAhx2XDxDyYn39YiRJtGSIMFW_
New sill plate.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=13Cq_2Rpyp1gw2pMhNe6kMiGaY4x9jd5-
New rim joist and anchor bolts:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1uTt20TMxZCsP6LhiNxfgo2-delQIMboV
Strapped the old and new wood together:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15jxQWlUiJ669h-J-gvXkMpteUcyMDCse
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Running total:  $75,400
New costs: $750
-Lumber: ~$500 (25x shiplap, 20 studs, five 2x10s, a couple PT 2x6s)
-Cement patch: $50
-Any spray: $50
-Odds & ends (foundation bolts, epoxy, caulk, tie plates, box of screws...): ~$150

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