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2 x 4 Bottom Plate Dry Rot

 
 

This 2 x 4 bottom plate doesn't have much room for termites. This is an extreme case of wood rot from water damage. Whenever you run into a problem like this in your house, there's a good chance that more damage will show up in the floor framing.

Water damage and wood rot is like a cancer to your home, it will need to be removed and repair or it could eventually harm the structure of the home. This of course could lead to building failure eventually.

The water damage was from poor construction methods and could have been prevented if the homeowner had hired an experienced contractor.

 

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