Rotted sill plate replacement — no tie-downs
1880, balloon framed foursquare. An old porch which sometime in the early 20th century was turned into an addition and a full foundation added (block with hollow core..thicker than modern block) with a porch/deck above. Turns out a small leak in the copper deck has allowed water to come in for quite some time, disintegrating the sill plate and rim joist (actually there is no sill plate just a double 2x8 rim joist).
I have to replace it but in doing so will I need to add some sort of tie down for the new sill plate? I plan on putting a treated 2x6 down for a sill then rim joist, then 2x6's up to the double top plate sistered to the original 2x4's ( I will cut about a foot off the bottom of the current studs to get the rot out).
If I do need tie downs how do I go about doing this? Pouring concrete into the voids and adding j-bolts?
Posted Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:43
Edited Mon, 10/07/2013 - 06:05
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