Any ideas on how to fix this?
I discovered this last year, but have not come up with a suitable way to fix it besides jacking up the house and replacing the sill plate, which is way, way beyond my budget. For now i have lowered the ground around it but i would like a more permanent fix (heavy rain still leaks downstairs because of the depression made to keep dirt away from this). The grade about covers this corner in dirt (the ground slopes downward so a few feet east the wood is above grade.
On the west side the grade would be above this level, it looks like many years ago someone installed a concrete wall about two feet high to protect that side of the house.
I have had suggestions of filling it with concrete (i assume that would lead to future rot from wet concrete), thoughts?
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