How Is It Still Standing?

Single story rear addition approximately 12’ wide over crawlspace. The rear “foundation” was comprised of vertical 2x4’s resting on a single untreated 2x4 placed on the concrete slab. The supporting sill plate is a single thickness 2x4 set flat accross the verticals! Joists are set on the 2x4 "sill’, with noticeable bowing of the 2x4’s. Better yet, some of the sills are only toe nailed to the vertical 2x4’s. This wall is supporting the weight of the shed type roof structure. :stuck_out_tongue:

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WoW. How did the floor feel when you walked in this room?

Lovely.
See any leftover beer/whiskey bottles? Syringes?

Besides the insulation being backward arse, what we can’t see is the box header picking up the load and being transferred to the few uprights at the corner and intermediates.
That is why it is still up.
Fubard, would be the word for it I guess. :mrgreen::slight_smile:

Pic#2- Were the ground and wood wet?

The insulation is encapsulated, vapor barrier both sides. The wood was wet, 20" of snow melt in one week plus rain. Either way, it is certainly wrong.