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I was going to leave a silly response ... and decided not to do that. Michael Jacobs has this one.
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Thanks for the info.
This is usually pressure treated lumber bolted to the top row of concrete blocks. This acts as a means to attach the wood deck to a flooring system to the block foundation in a wood framed home.
Wow, thanks for the education!
We are seeing many of these rot out and need replacing. It may require a whole new window if the damage extends into the window itself.
Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!
So many building/construction questions - glad you didn't make the RE test!
Thanks for the lesson.
Barbara Todaro - wow! Did not know so much details about Sill Plate.
Required by most building codes here in Florida (hurricane proofing).
Good explanation Barbara Todaro
I saw a home where this had happened and during a rain the aluminum window frame literally poured from each mounting screw. Not a water feature easily explained away.
The very baseic part of the construction
Good to know!
I have replaced a few, no termites here but we do have water damage from time to time.
Great info Barbara, thanks.
I could only think of window sills, now I got it.
Sill plates are usually pressure treated lumber these days if they are bolted to top of concrete or block foundation, or set on concrete slab.
The sill plate anchors the walls to the foundation.
I'll go with Harry. He nailed it!
It is the bottom horizontal member of a wall
You've got me!