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: 2×6 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 2×6 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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