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Old 04-26-2017, 01:15 PM  
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Not sure if I'll be able to get to that tonight, but I it's just the outside surface what does that tell me?


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Not sure if I'll be able to get to that tonight, but I it's just the outside surface what does that tell me?
If it is just a fraction of an inch deep, you get away with scraping away all the infected loose stuff, treat it with a copper product to kill anything left and cover it up. That is what we are hoping for.

But if the crawlspace has no plastic over the dirt. This would be the time to deal with that as there is a cheat to get it in there while you have this side open. Just saying.

The fear is a wet crawlspace with no air circulation the problem could be started from the inside and working it's way out.



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No plastic in the crawl spaces. I will try and crawl my butt in there today....I just wish they put it a better spot, it's a hole in the wall at the bottom of the stairs, in the basement, but almost level with top of the stairs.
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A couple questions
1: between the 1" x 8" at the bottom and the bottom rite of the siding there is about a 1" piece of the wood. Could that be a 1" squat piece of wood?
2: the black plastic behind the siding, could I tape up some similar plastic to cover up the exposed wood?
3: there is some gaps between the boards on the wall pictured, would I be ok to caulk the gaps?
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I think what you are saying is 1" is actually 1 1/2" and we would call that a 2 x 8
Not sure what you mean for squat but generally, what ever works id good.

The plastic should not be plastic. It should be a tar paper or house wrap and the house wrap breaths.
If you can sneak the new behind the old as much as you can and tape the seams with red "tuck" tape


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