Showing posts with label 2x6 Exterior Wall Framing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2x6 Exterior Wall Framing. Show all posts

Sunday

Repairing Water Damge-Exterior Wall-Benton Project

Our Safety was the first thing in order on this stage of the project.

We ensured this by utilizing the Temporary Support Posts seen in the photo below.   Because the water damage to the: 2x6 Wall Framing, Sheeting; was so severe we used 5 Temporary Support Posts in a 6ft Square Area.  One post held up the Buildings Roof and Overhang; while the remaining were used to hold up the 2nd Floor Floor Joists.
  1. Add Support Posts 5 Total
  2. Carefully Remove Water Damaged Lumber
  3. Dig 2 Piers
  4. Set Sono Tube and Rebar
  5. Fill with Concrete
  6. Allow to Cure
  7. Fix the 1st Floor Floor Joists and Attach to the New Band Board with Joist Hangers
  8. Build the 2x6 Exterior Wall
  9. Repair the water damaged floor boards
  10. Add Exterior Sheeting 
  11. See Upcoming Blog Post on 2nd Floor Framing and Adding Support Beam






In the Photo Below-

Exposing the Water Damaged Wood Prior to Repair

Good View of the Support Posts used to Stabilize the 2nd Floor and Roof
Directly above the Ladder in the Photo below- notice that there isn't a Support Beam under the 3rd Floor Floor Joists.[Cantilevered Floor Joists]   Granted the Building had stood for 100+years.  But we decided to add a Decorative Beam across the Entire Rear of the Building.  See Future Blog Posting: Framing the Second Floor.
1st Floor Wall Framed and Sheeted onto the Second Floor. 






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Saturday

What were they thinking?

Fixing A Prior Home Repair Gone Wrong- Instead of fixing the wall correctly they choose to cobble it together.



 I want to point out the 2nd Floor Area.  Note: There are 2 Floors.  Why would the prior no-good carpenter build the double floor this way?  The Answer goes back to the prior photos and a hint in the History of the Building.

  • See Photo Above
  • Hint: I mentioned a water collection system called a Cistern in the History of the Building.  
    • My Definition: Small Water Collection Tank, that is generally attached to a home kitchen area via a "Old Time Hand Pump" which brought the water into the home.
    • Though the original plumbing was long gone.  We did find a 200 Gallon Cast Iron Cistern located just off the Corner of the Building.  Directly under the Corner of the Building in the spot where the Pier Footing should be.
We determined that:
    1. The Original build of the Structure had started to sink in this area.

    2. the prior carpenter had built (flim-flamed) a 2nd Floor above the Sinking Floor.

    3. Eventually the corner still continued to sink and when it sank enough for Water to work its way into the building. The Damage escalated.  Once that happens-as you can tell;it is a major renovation project, to fix the water damage.


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