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Question DetailsAsked on 12/3/2015

Sill plate repair

I need to find a Washington DC vendor who can replace a section of water damaged sill plate in my 90 year old garage. I assume the garage needs to be jacked up, the old sill cut out, and the new one inserted. I can't figure out who does this kind of work, so any help pointing me in the right direction would be great.

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Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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Thanks, but I'm looking for a vendor, not a diy.

Answered 3 years ago by Guest_90423372

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Sorry - I thought I had given vendor categories in those answers -


For a very small section (up to a few feet) a Carpenter - Framing could probably handle it fine. Beyond that, more from an experience with larger repairs standpoint than from a physical capability standpoint, I would go with a General Contractor or Foundation Repair contractor (your Search the List categories).


Usually, a temporary support beam and posts are put in under the overlying floor joists, shimmed to lift the load off the damaged sill plate section while it is replaced. Quite easy to do it the joists are perpendicular to the wall being worked on, a bit tougher and more invasive (have to fasten into the wall studs/top header) on an "end" wall where the joist is parallel to and on top of the wall being worked on.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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