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Dry rot

Posted by Craig on November 26th, 1999 09:28 PM

I am selling my home and have had some work done under the house to fix dry rot. I was told everything was fixed, that some of the joists had a little bit of moisture damage but there was so much good wood on the joist that they did not need repair. The moisture problem has been fixed and I have had 4 other inspections that repeated the same recomendations as above. The last inspection I had the inspector said that the joists all need replacing. He found 1/8 to 1/4 inch of damage. The joists are 8 inches. I was told that the industry standard is that as long as at least 75% of the wood is good there is no need to repair it. In my situation the worst joist is 96% good wood. Does anyone know if this industry standard is true. If so is it in writing anywhere? Thanks

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