We noticed a crack form on the outside of our house under some windows,
the wall inside between the windows may have a slight bulge (tough to
I got a good look at the area today. The windows have boards nailed
above and below. The caulk had deteriorated allowing water to get in
behind the boards (and I will assume that is unintended and thus bad).
The boards are pretty well rotted. I applied caulk to hopefully prevent
additional water from seeping in but the boards will need replacement.
The siding below the bottom board is showing a large crack that was not
there two years ago (it's now filled in with caulk too). The foundation
isn't showing cracks but the previous homeowner appears to have applied
a thin layer of something over the sides of the foundation (or maybe
that's been there - house built in 86).
Buying lumber and sawing it to proportion is not difficult for me. I
can also seal up any holes where water might seep in when I replace the
old with the new. I'm more concerned about what I might find when I
remove the rotten boards (or what I should try to find).
What can I expect, what should I look for, any reason I should consider
having a professional to handle this?