I’m rebuilding a house after tearing it down to the bare studs. I found a few spots where (in the bathroom) the floor joist had gotten soaked through and rotted. This is how I fixed them. The house is over a hundred years old, and had surprisingly little rot. This house originally did not HAVE a bathroom attached to it, and the previous owners did a very slapdash job on adding one in. So not only am I dealing with the wear and tear of time, but also shoddy workmanship. Making it so that this house lasts another hundred years is my goal. :)

Materials Used:
2 x 6 board. size and length  varies
quick setting wood glue
3 1/2"  wood screws (length can vary depending on wood size)

Tools Used:
flat head screwdriver
circular saw
electric/ battery operated driver
3ft. level
speed square
elbow grease and patience

Step 1: Find the nasty spot

 Find the rotten spots. This can be easy or difficult. You can poke the questionable board with a screwdriver and see if there’s any give to the board, and you can also do a visual inspection: a darker spot on the board can be a sign of rot.

Good job! I'm renovating a 60+ year old house and it has numerous foundation problems - including rot. <br>As added &quot;insurance&quot; you could use Simpson's metal joint hangers to your floor joist, just to give the flooring a little more support. (I'm not good at toe-nailing 2x's). <br>Again, great job. I know you have put in a LOT OF WORK to get to this point.
Thank you for this. Please do more. I'm working on an old house too.
thanks for your response!! i will be posting up a few more as I come up on them. next up: either putting up a new wall or creating closets! I'll let the community decide on this one by responses!!
suck up lol
Your boss votes for walls. Just saying. :)
You did an awesome job, I love having you as my General Contractor! :)<br>I cannot WAIT to see the bathroom once it is finished!

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