Fairfax Contractor

Sill Plate Foundation Contractor Northern Virginia

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A Rotting sill plate is a big problem for the structural integrity of your home.  In addition a sill plate that is deteriorating can create a situation where air and water can leak into your home. The sill plate is the first piece of wood that comes into contact with a masonry foundation. It’s very important that the lumber used for the sill plate is pressure treated.  This type of wood is chemically treated to avoid the rot that can seriously damage your home’s foundation. If your homes sill plates are damaged and need to be replaced Fairfax Contractor is here to help. In order to fully correct the situation we will want to examine the entire foundation and determine if there are other components that are failing.  We will also want to find out what the cause of the problem is as we will want to fully understand what has happened to cause the problem.  This way when we repair the foundation’s sill plate we can assure the entire foundation is in good shape.

 

 

Why Are My Sill Plates Damaged?

Typically we find that sill plate damage is caused by water or termites that destroy the wood.  In conjunction with our sill plate repairs we will need to find out the cause of the damage and remediate a solution. If the damage has been caused by water we will need to find out  where and why water is infiltrating the foundation. We will need to take a look at the simple things such as exterior grading of the lot and also look if there is a problem with gutters and downspouts.  It’s very important to make sure that the storm water is moved to an appropriate location away from the home so it won’t come back and enter the foundation.  If the problem has been caused by termites then appropriate steps will need to be taken to insure the termites are gone.  

How We Replace Rotted or Damaged Sill Plates

Replacing rotted sill plates is a big job and yet it’s fairly straightforward. The first step is to provide temporary support for the foundation by using jacks or temporary supports. Adjusting the supports and jacks to slightly lift the joist will allow us to be able to remove the rotted sill plate.  We will systematically do one section of the home at a time and repeat the process until the job is complete.  Once the area has been supported and the old sill plate removed we will install a new sill plate with pressure treated wood.  As you can imagine there will be a need to remove enough siding from the outside of the home to access the area to be worked on.  We might need to remove some drywall on the interior if the basement is finished.  Fairfax Contractor can also repair the siding and drywall if needed. This is why having a general contractor repairing your sill plate is a great idea as we can make sure everything is taken care of.

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Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including these cities; Ashburn, Aldie, AlexandriaAnnandale, Bristow, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Countryside, Dale City, Dulles, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great FallsHaymarket, Herndon, Kingstown, Lansdowne, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Leesburg, Lorton, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Occoquan, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, RestonSpringfield, South Riding, Sterling, Stone Ridge, Triangle, Tyson’s Corner, Vienna, Yorkshire, and Woodbridge