Hello, i live in nj. My house was built in 1933 its a balloon frame 600 sq 1 bed room, 1 floor cottage. I had 4 1/2 feet of water during hurricane sandy. the house was gutted quickly. Its sound and inspected. Im replacing the subfloor and using hot dipped galavanized nails with a nail gun.
When i ripped up the old floor I took out all the old nails from the joists. A friend told me i can just cut them off. Do rusty nails damage wood over time. ?
My most important question is do nails continue to rust ?
I am wondering if i should renail the other parts of the house that i can reach that were exposed to water. No one in town seems to know the answer to this. I would hate to have my walls start to weaken over time. thanks tom .