Forum Title: Repairing Termite Damaged Joists On Cantilever Balcony...
Hey guys. Long time lurker. Talked to a few local GCs but wanted your opinions. I have an HOA that called me. A second story balcony was struck by a uhaul truck exiting the complex which scraped up a couple boards. Checked it out structually, it apperared fine. No cracking in the stucco, everything was still square and evenly spaced. Gave them a price to replace the damaged boards and paint them. Now they are asking me to give them a price to repair the termite damage on the balcony as well. The balcony is cantilever design. Sticks out about 3' from the exterior wall and runs about 18'. The deck boards are 2x6 and the joists are 2x8. I will end up replacing all of the deck boards and portions of the railings. My question is, there are 2 or 3 joists that show termite damage either on the top or bottom of the 2x8 joists. 1 has it on the bottom and at the worst comes up about 1.5-2. Another has some sporadic damage in the center sections of the board but it still seems stable. I will have the termite damaged areas treated. Can I sister new PT boards to the termite damaged ones, or for a cantilever design, do the joists need to be fully replaced as well? It is a drastic cost difference (connect board A to board B and tie into balcony vs remove interior drywall ceiling, remove board B, install new board A, repair ceiling) so I figured I would get a second opinion. Asked a mentor GC over the phone and he said to sister it. There is about 14 of these in the complex they want me to bid so I figured it was worth the clarification. Thanks for the help
Category: General Contractor Post By: DAVID MILLER (Yuba City, CA), 02/08/2018

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