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rotted rim joist on foundation: who to contact???

jaansu
10 years ago

I noticed I was bringing up a lot of rotted wood while cleaning out the crack between our deck and the slider door. When I viewed that section of rim joist from the basement, I can see black mold and the wood is moist. I suspect a poor job of flashing when the deck's ledger board was put in place and water has decomposed that section of the rim joist. Perhaps the flashing was not done since the door was there?.

What sort of pro should I call for estimates of how to fix this? I guess the deck will need to be at least partially disassembled, the bad wood cut out and new lumber inserted? I'm just not clear what sort of company I should be contacting.

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