I am in the process of purchasing a home that has severe carpenter ant
damage on a 10 foot section of a rim joist that is sitting on a
pressure treated sill plate. The rim joist backs onto a concrete
How would one properly repair this condition? Would the only suitable
solution be to replace the damaged section of the joist or can sister
boards be attached between each of the floor joists to effect the
Does a rim joist support any weight bearing walls?
You can see pictures of the damage at
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I will close on the
house this week.