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Missing sill plates in 15-yr old house

Posted by Steve on March 10th, 2002 05:12 AM

I have discovered a unique design "feature" in the basement of my house: there are no sill plates!

The floor joists and band joists are in direct contact with the top of the poured concrete foundation. The house has a basement with partial crawlspace under an addition.

My question is whether this is a common building practice? If not, what should I be aware of, and is there anything that can be done retroactively?

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