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Posted by Dodgeman on February 5th, 2002 10:04 PM
In reply to bad rim joist and sill by dan on February 5th, 2002 04:36 PM [Go to top of thread]

where you can get to the floor joists? If so, you can build temporary supports for the joists from the basement floor if you can't support them from the top of the basement wall.
Then to do the job right, you'll have to remove the siding and any sheathing to expose the rim joist and sill plate. Cut out the bad with a sawzall. Replace with pressure treated wood. If the ends of the joists are also rotted, you may have to sister on pieces to tie the joists back into the rim joist. Replace the sheathing and siding.
Most important, identify the source of the moisture that caused the rotting in the first place and eliminate it.
The above is a very quick outline of what would have to be done. It really isn't all that bad a job as long as you can support the corner of the house where the problem is and jack it back into place if it has settled.
Hope this has been of some help,
Good Luck!

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