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Small wall of enclosed porch doesn't seem to be attached to concrete floor anymore, is there something I can reinforce the wall to the floor?

I have an enclosed porch. the small wall that the storm door is attached to doesn't appear to be anchored to the concrete floor anymore, if it was at all. Is there anything I can do to re-anchor it ...
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Best way to approach this rot on outdoor baseboard?

Exterior of the house we discovered rodents had chewed through the rot and were in the walls. Because it was the end of season (last fall) and we were closing down for the winter I just sealed it off ...
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Fix rotten bottom of doorframe

Is there a good way to fix the bottom portion of a doorframe which has rotted, without hopefully replacing the entire doorframe?
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How to preserve recently cut tree stump? [closed]

We're in the middle of major construction around our house, and to make room for a crane we had to take down a healthy 50-year old pine tree. We asked the arborist to leave a 3 foot high stump, and we'...
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How do I fix rot on wood door edges?

We have a door opening onto a deck, the sideboards of the door have rotted heavily on both sides at the bottom (pictured) and are starting to get worse. No other part of the door or frame appears to ...
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Cracks in cedar balusters and railings

We installed a new porch with cedar balusters and railings. It was expensive so we want to make sure it is done right. There are quite a few cracks in the both the bottom rails and the balusters. ...
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Potential Wood Rot on Carrying Beam?

My parents' basement has flooded for years but nobody in my family cared to do anything about it. Fast forward to me taking a look at things and trying to make some repairs. Aside from waterproofing ...
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Wood rot underneath window in a 2in window sill

Underneath my window, there is a large sill that angles downward. On the right side there appears to be quite a lot of rot, see attached image. The pliers are about 2 inches long and are penetrating ...
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Had some mold due to water leak. Cleaned and patched dry wall but still concerned

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/2kjInat There was a small leak from the bathroom above that I noticed only after a couple of weeks. The leak came from the supply line to the toilet, I had tried to ...
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How can I prevent mold and rot in a ground-level deck?

We bought a townhouse a few years ago and they had just put this wooden patio in. It was just unfinished wood and I was lazy, then we had a baby, and never got around to sealing it. We have finally ...
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Rotted wood behind the tile in my shower stall - anything I can do short of tearing out the wall?

Pulled off the tile in my shower stall window and found water damage underneath. Don’t know how extensive it is yet. I know I eventually need to take out the whole wall and let it air out. Thing is, I’...
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Should I replace wet wood siding, or can I just paint it?

I had new wood siding installed on the front of my shed about 6 months ago,I haven't painted it or treated it yet. The bare wood has been exposed to the weather this entire time. It's T1-11 siding ...
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How do I fix this corner?

I am trying to fix up the bathroom in my new apartment before I move in. The rest of it is bad, but not like this. It was duct taped in so I assume moisture got behind there and destroyed it. There ...
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Shed Repair Questions and Guidance

I've got a bit of a project on my hands, and I'm hoping to tap into the wisdom of this awesome community for some guidance. I've got an 18ft L x 12ft W x 7.5ft H shed that's been around longer than I'...
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water under sill plate, rotting sheathing

I have a detached garage of unknown age - the house is from 1935, so probably around then or newer. The garage is built directly on the slab with no curb wall. On one side of the garage, the slab is ...
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Miter joint problem in terrace

I need to repair a separated miter joint on a terrace that has now begun to show signs of wood rot after two years. The location experiences significant humidity fluctuations due to its proximity to ...
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Will re-sealing our deck cause faster decay? [closed]

Apologies if the question seems silly - my wife and I bought our first house last year, so this is all new to us. The house was built in 2016, and from what we were told, the seal on the deck was ...
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How do I go about rot/mold under bathroom sink?

I just found a leak from the hot water line under the bathroom sink and there was tons of water. It's all dry and cleaned up now, and I shut the water line off already so there is no more water ...
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Does the framing under this plumbing leak require replacement?

I found some rotted drywall and bottom trim near where my shut-off valve was installed. After tracking the leak, I found that it came from the water heater where copper connects to PVC. I'm going to ...
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Board replacement on cantilever room

I have a cantilevered room and on the exterior of the house the board which seems to be like particle board AFAIK and is is rotting off the underside. There's no leaks as far as I can tell and the ...
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How to fix a rotting load bearing post?

I believe a load bearing timber post at my place is starting to rot at the bottom due to moisture. I think the post is load bearing because there is a large opening for the slide door. Does anyone ...
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Window sill on CMU is rotted, what is the best t way for me to replace this?

The prior owner of my house renovated and installed new windows in the basement. They, however, just left some wonky old wood behind as a sill and painted over it with some mortar and latex paint that ...
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Extending Rotted Feet of Swing Set 4x4s

I got a new swing set for my daughter which was standing just fine but has rotted feet I would like to replace. I would like to replace the rotted feet by cutting them off above the rot and joining ...
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How can I remove rotted wood from framing under a window?

Going to be replacing windows, found mold/mildew/rot under one of the old window sills. Will I be able to remove this board without damaging drywall?
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How should I go about repairing this door casing?

It's the door of the bathroom in the basement, which hasn't been used for at least one year. The relative humidity is 50%. I'm not sure how the rot happened, since it was before I moved in. The rotted ...
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How to clean and fill seams around tile

There are the seams around the door frame and tile in the bathroom. I'm not sure if the black dirt in is mold or mildew, but at least it's not very clean. The relative humidity is 50%, but the ...
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Bottom plate needs replaced of this load bearing wall?

Should I replace this bottom plate? This is load bearing wall. Want to know from all of your experienced people out there. There was a leak that has been fixed. The other side of this wall is my ...
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Will insects/rot from an untreated log in my garden spread to my house?

I have a large fresh log from a tree my neighbors cut down earlier this year in my yard. I got it to serve as a bench and grow mushrooms on, with the hope that it would eventually start decomposing ...
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Balancing needed bending strength of a wood railing post in concrete with the lifespan due to rot

I am installing a wood railing post for an exterior railing and had planned to use the approach for fastening to a [new] concrete footing that is commonly used for deck posts. The post sits on a ...
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Carport Expansion Walls Rotted From Water Damage

We just bought a fixer upper and it seems like some pretty significant issues were missed in the inspection. The inspection mentioned settling in the corner of the living room and rodent activity. ...
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Porch column - replace rotten wood trim pieces with PVC?

The wood wrap on all my porch columns needs help. Vertical pieces are fine, but pieces with a red dot (and equivalent on the backside) are starting to rot. The outer pieces are angled weird, slightly ...
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Pressure Treated wood joists rotten or just aged

The contractor I hired is using these PT Douglas Fir joists. They look old. he says they are structurally sound just discolored. I took a screwdriver and poked the joist and it did not sink in at all. ...
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Subfloor hole/rot and stains - Is my approach correct?

Planned to replace carpet with wood and pulling up carpet revealed areas with water/pee stains and rotting/crumbly plywood subfloor. A couple of areas that were rotting had black dust but it does not ...
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Kitchen drain older copper metal steel replace put a new one in

I'm trying to remove a drain out of a sink it's the older one I don't think it's ever been replaced the actual centerpiece it's letting all the debris go down it needs to be taken out so what do I do ...
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Exterior siding rot

Can anyone please tell me what this type out outdoor siding is called. It looks like wood but it’s not. We need to replace portions of it. Thank you!
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What Type of Siding is this?

I know this is a dumb question, but I'm having trouble finding siding that looks like this. I assume its wood given it is rotting near the roof, but I don't see any splinters. Instead it is coming ...
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Recommendations on how best to repair this wood? Is it wood rot? How early or late stage is this?

So this picture is the crawl space. We have pier and beam foundation. I noticed some white powdery stuff around the base of the beam so I brushed some of it off and picked at the wood softly. It was ...
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Is a hole this big fixable on deck board?

I want to fix my deck board it look like this (the hole is like one inch). I have researched and caulk and fillers don’t look like they can fill this giant hole.
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Fixing water-damaged, rotting frame. Who to hire?

I'm renovating my basement bathroom and feel over my head as maybe this is a bigger problem. First time home owner. What professionals should I hire to assess/fix this issue? Please be specific ...
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What is the cause of this discoloration on stucco siding?

I was wondering what this greenish discoloration is on my stucco. I think it might be water related since there’s some wood rot I’ve felt under that area (a whole other can of worms, I know). I Was ...
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How do you prop an exterior wall to replace rotted wood?

I have an exterior wall, so load bearing, that is damaged. About a 6ft span. It's damaged at the bottom at the foundation, but it is enough to replace the studs. How do I prop up the roof on the ...
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How can I repair rotten siding around my hose spigot?

I was getting ready to repaint a siding board with peeling paint, when I realized there was quite a bit of rotten wood around the hose spigot that goes through the plank. Below are some pictures from ...
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Need help to determine if load bearing wall and or how to fix

[![enter image description here][2]][2]I am remodeling my upstairs bathroom and removed the shower pan and floor was rotted. The plywood extends under the wall into my bedroom. My question is how can ...
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Are the rotting windows and window sill salvageable?

My windows and window sill have rotted on the bottom. The quote for the windows without installation are thousands of dollars. Could this be salvaged with epoxy, bondo, and making frames for the glass?...
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Wood rot fix for siding and framing base?

Wood rot fix for siding and frame base? Some water is seeping into my garage when it rains. Called a concrete guy because I thought patio was too sloped, but he said sloping was by design and he ...
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Subfloor damage under exterior wall

I am upgrading our kitchen and have found some damage to the subfloor from previous water leaks. These leaks were fixed long ago and there is no moisture in the subfloor or surrounding wood. We ripped ...
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How to properly repair water/bug damaged soffit and roof deck?

I removed some rotted soffit from one side of my garage this afternoon. I also ended up removing the fascia board (what the gutter mounts to) and the 2x4 that was behind the fascia because they were ...
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Cause of white rot on floor joist

The structural floor system on the 4th and top floor of a house in Rotterdam that was built in 1906 consists of 20cm x 7.5cm wooden joists which are spaced at 67cm center to center. There is nothing ...
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Window Rot Repair and Replace Exterior Wall Beam Under Siding

I'm hoping to get some suggestions about how to repair a double stud that runs vertically next to an exterior window. The window frame was covered with metal flashing so I didn't notice all the water ...
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Are these holes in my garage's wall indicative of flushing out carpenter ants?

I just bought a home and discovered a substantial amount of wood rot in the garage. I had to tear away a lot of drywall to see it, and when I did, I found obvious evidence of carpenter ants. However, ...
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