Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty )

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Kathleen Daniels
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I was going to leave a silly response ... and decided not to do that.  Michael Jacobs has this one.  

Oct 30, 2016 12:01 PM
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Sam Shueh
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Viola.

Permanent structural packing under sole plate

Oct 30, 2016 11:34 AM
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Abby Stiller
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Thanks for the info.

Oct 31, 2016 05:39 AM
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Greg Pownall
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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. 

Oct 31, 2016 05:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Wow, thanks for the education!

Oct 31, 2016 04:00 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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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.

Oct 31, 2016 01:33 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Oct 31, 2016 12:12 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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So many building/construction questions - glad you didn't make the RE test!

Oct 30, 2016 10:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you.

Oct 30, 2016 09:31 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for the lesson.

 

Oct 30, 2016 08:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Barbara Todaro - wow! Did not know so much details about Sill Plate.

Oct 30, 2016 03:45 PM
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 Required by most building codes here in Florida (hurricane proofing).

Oct 30, 2016 12:30 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Good explanation Barbara Todaro 

Oct 30, 2016 11:12 AM
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Kevin J. May
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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. 

Oct 30, 2016 11:05 AM
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William Feela
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The very baseic part of the construction

Oct 30, 2016 09:47 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Good to know!

Oct 30, 2016 09:47 AM
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Bob Crane
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I have replaced a few, no termites here but we do have water damage from time to time. 

Oct 30, 2016 09:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Great info Barbara, thanks.

Oct 30, 2016 09:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I could only think of window sills, now I got it.

Oct 30, 2016 09:05 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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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.

Oct 30, 2016 07:58 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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The sill plate anchors the walls to the foundation.  

Oct 30, 2016 06:47 AM
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Wayne Martin
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I'll go with Harry. He nailed it!

Oct 30, 2016 06:42 AM
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It is the bottom horizontal member of a wall

Oct 30, 2016 06:37 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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You've got me!

Oct 30, 2016 06:26 AM