The Destructive Nature of Water

Rotten Joist

This is why we had to pull up the floor the the carriage house: the roof had leaked for some long period of time and the floor joists were absolutely shot. The roof no longer leaks but the damage has been done. Also… These were 2x10s going across a 24 foot span! This floor would have been pretty flexible when new and at this point it could barely support one or two people.

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