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Exterior Wood Beam Replacement - Termite Damage

The wood post and beam before repairs. The homeowner removed the column that was badly damaged or water and termites.

In the picture, I'm trying to show you the facia and beam water damage.

Another view of the wood roof beam that's damaged from water and termites.

Here's a good picture of the column foundation that's just barely above the dirt. Most building codes recommend at least 6 inches from the top of the concrete foundation to the soil.

The roof beams that are protruding past the facia board are suffering from termite and water damage. Most home builders avoid these construction techniques today.

The wood beam damage isn't too bad in this area, but if you look above the beam you will notice that there was a plant growing their. That's not good.

There's nothing like a bird nest underneath your roof overhang sitting on top of an electrical box.

Here's another piece of facia board that suffering from water, termites and even sun damage. Regular maintenance could prolong the life of your buildings exterior.

One 2 x 4 brace underneath each rafter tail will support the roof overhang until the damage beam is removed.

Don't just set the 2 x 4 on the ground without providing some type of support. Something like this is perfect.

In the picture above, you can see the vertical 2 x 4 supports in action.

I'm using a TECO clip with some screws to temporarily attach the 2 x 4 support to the roof rafter. Screws work better than nails in a situation like this.

Sometimes the new beams are larger or smaller and need to be measured, before replacing them.

This rough sawn wood beam is approximately 11 3/8" wide and believe it or not, is exactly the same size as the beam we are replacing.

Now I'm measuring the existing bean to make sure that everything is going to work out good. If the new beam was larger, I would need to adjust the bean pocket.

This picture is a little blurry, but I'm trying to show you how I'm cutting the nails between the roof rafter and the exterior beam.

Here's a better picture of the sawszall cutting the nails so that the beam could be removed easily.

A different angle cutting the nails again.

I don't think we're going to be reusing this damaged roof support beam ever again. Check out that termite damage.

Here's another view of the top of the damaged roof support beam. I know most people don't want to hear this, but this is the reason why we need to maintain our homes.

 

 

Help I Have a Broken Water Pipe in My House - I don't know about you, but a broken water pipe is one of the worst things that could possibly happen to any homeowner, tenant or building owner. I have seen broken water pipes do more damage than you could ever imagine, especially if someone cleans up the mess incorrectly.

Water Damage Restoration Service - Enough, You're Done - Water damage restoration service companies might seem like they are doing too much work and this can bother some people, yet puts others minds at ease, knowing that the job is going to be done right.

Interior Wood Water Damage And Termites - When I mention the word water damage, or even hear it mentioned by someone else, I can only imagine the amount of money that someone is going to have to pay to replace the damaged wood, that quite possibly could have been prevented, simply by repairing the original problem, that was creating the water leak.

Water Damaged Homes - One of the biggest homeowner nightmares, is water damage and if you're living in a water damaged home, there's a good chance that you have mold, mildew and possible fungus, growing in between the walls, underneath the floors, behind your cabinets, under your bathtubs, behind the drywall or plaster and even in your ceiling.

San Diego Water Damage - Consumer Information - Here's a tip for anyone who lives in a large city and operates a construction business. If you're not using Google adwords, there's probably a reason why. Either they are too expensive, don't list your site in a good position, or you just can't seem to figure out which keywords seem to work best for your construction business.

Extreme Condensation Problems on Bathroom Ceilings - Whenever there is warm water, there's going to be moisture and if there's not enough ventilation in the bathroom, you are going to have moisture forming on the walls and ceilings. This can become a bigger problem than you think, if it's not taken care of or maintained properly.

Water Damage Cleanup - The most important thing to remember about water damage cleanup is that water can contain harmful bacteria. If the water looks dirty, there could be something wrong with it. Keep this in mind and wear protective clothing.

 

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