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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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Rot or mold on the underside of deck

Anyone know what this stuff is? Had boards similar looking to these on our deck two months back, ripped the bad boards out, but the neighboring boards acquired the same ailment since then. Ripped ...
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Steps to repair rotten 2 story wall

So I have a porch that has significant rot due to a leaky skylight. This had been fixed with a new roof. I found significant rot in the wall. This wall is load bearing and is supporting the roof. The ...
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Wood between my windows is rotting, how do I fix this?

I've attached images. Not sure if I should just paint over it with epoxy or replace it entirely.
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Should I use a plastic moisture barrier underneath a new deck to help prevent rot?

Our deck was 12 yrs old a lot of rot and we have torn it out. My husband is thinking of putting a plastic moisture barrier underneath the new deck. The deck is on a slope and consists of an upper ...
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Deck Posts Were Covered With Dirt, Dealing With Rot

One of the inspection notes from when I bought my home was the dirt making contact with the posts on the deck: https://ibb.co/album/ju0n3v I dug out the dirt and it looks like this: https://ibb.co/...
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How do I repair this rot/insect damage on my wall plate?

I am removing the lath and plaster (to add insulation) in my 1929 bungalow that I just bought in Portland, Oregon. Along an exterior wall, the last piece of lath and a little bit of the plate were ...
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Building square tapered porch columns that won't rot

I have 4 columns originally built with 7 ply plywood and some are starting to rot. I've rebuilt one with cedar but am looking for a material that will last even longer without breaking the bank. The ...
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How to keep dirt away from wood on shed?

I have a small (1 car garage) shed: There is dirt along the side of it, and it seems to have rotted some of the boards in the bottom left corner of the above picture. Front view: (the dirt had run-...
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Sistering a damaged joist with 2 smaller pieces of wood

I am trying to repair some water damage below an ensuite shower on the upper floor of a house. The room is only 120cm wide and the wet rot damage is isolated to the joist directly below. The damage to ...
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Exterior wood rot remedy for beam

I am not sure if this beam is decorative or structural But you can see the rotten area in red rectangle What is the best way to fix something like this?
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T1-11 siding installed horizontally

This is my home for the last 10 years with T1-11 installed horizontally in the front. Is it "wrong" to have it like that? I am not having any water issue for a decade since. But now I am selling my ...
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How bad is this siding?

Here is the house siding that I did not notice for many years Does it look like the whole siding is rotting here? Should I replace the entire siding? Or is it OK to replace just the bad parts? By ...
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