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Rot Repair in my Garage
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:36:44 PM »
I knew that the trim at my garage doors was put in improperly (yes I did the work). It was never counter flashed. IF and when I do repairs for customers like this first thing I tell them is the guy didnt flash it properly. I DO know better. With all of that said, I knew the day would come to pay the piper. Bumped into the trim the other day and powder came pouring from the bottom. After taking the aluminum off found major damage. Ripped everything out, treated for the ants, put back together. No pics but we finished the siding today. Gonna re - wrap the other 2 doors now, after 20yrs they have gotten pretty beat up.
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 02:47:14 PM »
Kerry,

Good thing you got a guy who can do these repairs for you and he works cheap.
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 02:57:34 PM »
Kerry,

Good thing you got a guy who can do these repairs for you and he works cheap.

I don't know about that... I think its time that he called a professional lol.




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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 08:34:00 PM »
Rot repair jobs on buildings are like rust repair jobs on cars. We always hope there's less hidden damage than we think and yet every time it's much worse than we thought it might be. I'm currently doing rot repair on my house and I don't think there's a single piece of the entire exterior that's salvageable.
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 04:58:34 AM »
Question for you Kerry, why so many jack studs? and why some are PT and others not?




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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 10:21:29 AM »
 "I knew the day would come to pay the piper."

That reminds me, how about those sill plates?
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 06:19:54 PM »
Sill plates are treated, and although they dont look it, they were solid as can be. All of the studs were non treated to  begin with, I put treated back in just because. There is a steel beam supporting the floor joist above the garage that bears at that space, hence all of the lumber. I never put a counter flashing in, and never caulked the siding to the jamb, letting water in. The bugs are after water not wood. They will eat the wood fibres to get the moisture out. If you keep the wood dry = no bugs.

You guys would not believe how much rot repair we have replaced for customers in the last couple of years. I was kidding around and said we should change our name to the rotten guys.

I just got a call yesterday for another termite repair job.
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 08:38:23 PM »
Sill plates are treated, and although they dont look it, they were solid as can be. All of the studs were non treated to  begin with, I put treated back in just because. There is a steel beam supporting the floor joist above the garage that bears at that space, hence all of the lumber. I never put a counter flashing in, and never caulked the siding to the jamb, letting water in. The bugs are after water not wood. They will eat the wood fibres to get the moisture out. If you keep the wood dry = no bugs.

You guys would not believe how much rot repair we have replaced for customers in the last couple of years. I was kidding around and said we should change our name to the rotten guys.

I just got a call yesterday for another termite repair job.

Good to hear the sill's still solid.

 There's a huge demand for that type of work here. If I were younger & in better health I'd start a business just doing that type of work and could get paid well. There's very few companies that do quality work here. I haven't found any. Between shoddy construction, really bad roofing companies and hurricane repair "specialists"  there's a tremendous number of severely damaged homes.

I need (have to because of codes) to hire a licensed roofing company to replace the roof on my house and have talked to about 20 companies so far, not one I'd let replace the roof on a dog house so far. I may have to go get a license so I can pull a permit, I've already gone waaaaay beyond what is allowed without building permits. I'll post a thread on my current repairs, would appreciate your input.
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Re: Rot Repair in my Garage
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 02:21:34 PM »
Jon, send me a PM and I will give you my email/text.

My grandfather started 'wintering' in FLA in the 30's. He was a builder and would head south for the winter, build a couple of houses and head back north in the spring. When mom and dad bought a house there dad thought about getting a license and starting a southern division of our company. At the time FLA was kinda tough to get a license at least for someone without year round residency. Not sure whats required now. I have had a lot of family live there again, going back to the 1930's, I have heard all kinds of stories about the quality of work! I do know they have specific laws regarding senior citizens though.
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