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rotted joist

Posted by LJ in TX on January 10th, 2000 09:27 PM
In reply to Rotted Header Joist by Ed on January 10th, 2000 09:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Ed, your note implies the sliding glass door is on the second floor and the rotted header joist is below it. Inspite of whether I misunderstood your description I believe the rotted header joist needs to be make it sound like it could be load bearing and if so, it definitely should be repaired. You aeed to keep the new replacement header joist from getting wet rot as well, so take of the root cause for that problem as well. I would consider using as the replacement wood ---treated wood, but you may have more fundamental moisture problems to correct as well. Good luck and let us know how your repair turned out.

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