Before completion

Ever wonder “why?” all the fuss from Terminex in their TV commercials? Never seen termite damage? This one’s for you:

Remains of a 2×10 sill plate

We removed a LOT of this kind of damage to get to good wood and solid foundation.

At the nadir of “abyss”, pier pipe peeking

Note the creative use of the car dolly jack to hold up the ceiling 🙂

The replacement sill will be 3 2×8’s (with spacers) thick, sitting on 2 original foundation piers and 1 new pier. The final wall will be framed out with 2×8’s.

Already looking better

For the first time since beginning demolition of the opening, it’s starting to look like we just might fix all the problems covered up by the P.O.’s.