Sorry I screwed up your names. I was on the iPhone app and have the memory of a gnat.
Bud they are live oaks.
I think like all of you have said, what I need to do is to do as little as it takes to make it safe. I can live here and fix it up as I go.
The electric was replaced years ago, the water pipes are fine. It looks like the roof and foundation are the issues, anything else is cosmetic.
Guyod: The roof doesn’t bounce. I didn’t walk on the slopped part.
Bud: I think you are right about the roof. It will need a coat of something or ??? I don’t know what an ice damn is. Ill look it up.
I think since there is no gutter, water from maybe the entire house pours from the roof at that section and splashes everything. It really rains here. (I don’t know if a gutter could take all of the water.) I have watched the interior wall and even with the cracks in the siding it doesn’t get wet.
Im positive the kitchen once was a screened porch. The old roof must have slanted in such a way that the water ran down the corner stud. It became rotten. So the best solution is to leave it, add a bunch of nails and extra wood, then build a new room.
NealTw: 4th photo post #4 is outside with a water hose and rotten beam. The beam is 2 2x4’s and It is under the part of the kitchen that needs to be replaced. I’m not sure how to jack the house up. There is dirt almost touching the beam along the house.
I guess I dig the dirt out from under the rotten beam so I can reach the floor joist. Then slowly jack each one up until I can pull out the beam and replace it.. with pressure treated wood? Do I put a jack at every floor joist?
I have taken some photos of the ceiling joists.. they are a work of art!
Ill read the previous posts again and make sure I didn’t miss any questions.