I posted earlier about the mudsill, which I
thought was disintegrated.
When I looked into the wall I saw the stud and
the sole plate, which sit on top of a parallel row of
cynder blocks. The joists apparently run
parallel with the wall so it is non-load
How is this type of wall constructed? Is
the subfloor laid on top of the cement (cynder)
blocks and then the sole plate and wall nailed to
the subfloor? I only have the hollow cynder block
with a stud and sole plate. There doesn't seem to
be an anchor (or a 2x6)).
How is this edge of the subfloor connected to
the cynder blocks (non-load bearing)?
Here is a small drawing:
________________________ <outside foundation wall
ll____________________ < wall in question (cement blocks, sole plate and stud)
ll xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <rotted, so edge of floor is no longer supported by concrete blocks
ll_________________________________________ outside foundation
The roof valley leaked along this "wall in question". Now the
wall stud has rotted and the subfloor has come loose from the
concrete blocks (like a pier) so the decking sags in the corner
where I've placed a red x.
It looks like the subfloor (decking) rested directly on the concrete
blocks of the "wall in question", but maybe the 2x6 has just rotted away. These are hollow
concrete blocks, which don't have any cemented anchors that I can see.
Sincerely, Paul email@example.com
Thanks, Paul firstname.lastname@example.org