CrossWorks Carpentry.."Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"
Porch Rot /
The rot issue on this project was a little more extensive then anticipated. The source of water infiltration was at the gutter. The pictures show that at the gutter area there is a gapping whole between the gutter and drip edge, which I'm sure allowed many buckets of water to enter over a period of time. Once the siding was removed we got a chance to see where the water has penetrated. As it turns out the house timber 5x8 timber sill was greatly damaged by water and it had to go. Along with the sill being removed, the 1" wall boards will be also be replaced and the existing studs will receive "sister studs" to help support the wall. Also the gutter and surrounding trim will be replaced. The deck frame will be reinforced and the decking will be reinstalled.
Wall as it is now (deceiving!) Clapboards just hanging on
Clapboards removed reveal rot Source of water problem
Gutter hole up close tells allot It doesn't take much to pry it off
Paper still wet from previous rain A closer look
The big picture tells all Gutter and trim removed
Wall stud completely rotted Rotted 5x8 house sill completely rotted
Rotted sill gutted Closer look at sill removed
New Pressure Treated sill in place New wall boards, framing and insulation
Ready for house wrap
Deck frame reinforced w/PT Lumber Wall ready for siding
Deck, railing & siding on porch complete Siding almost finished