How to fix rotting floor boards?

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Having issue in my trailer house floor board's are rotting out how can i fix ?

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 08, 2018

    Hello Emily, If it Is rented - call the Landlord! If you own it, call in a builder of trailer homes to come and inspect it and offer a solution that is affordable for you.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Oct 08, 2018

    i would have them removed. If you have to use scatter rugs until you can replace the flooring.

  • William William on Oct 08, 2018

    Remove and replace with 3/4" plywood.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 08, 2018

    You need to find out why they are rotting and replace the underboard before putting in new flooring.

    • JOHN JOHN on Oct 09, 2018

      correct. it could be a "pinhole" leak.... that older plumbing in mobile homes, Poly b, is prone to burst, leak, sep, etc.... I replaced my mother's entire system with pex.... WAY better

  • Cheryl Anderson Cheryl Anderson on Oct 09, 2018

    You need to get air moving around under the trailer. Moisture is rotting your floors.


  • Dee Dee on Oct 09, 2018

    I replaced my pipes with pex too. Love it. No worries about freezing.

    Once pipes are fixed, you will need to rip out the rotted wood and put down new plywood, and then new flooring.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 09, 2018

    It may be more expensive, but using marine plywood that is made for damp and wet conditions would last longer if there are no leaks found.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Oct 09, 2018

    You will need to pull the boards up and replace with new ones. Use a pry bar a the job will be easier.

  • Estelle Estelle on Oct 09, 2018

    Had this issue all through out our three bed/two bath manufactured home. In days past they used pressed wood, when exposed to water swelled and fell apart. Also, just heavy foot traffic will make them sag. We pulled out all the flooring in bathroom, big mess!! Finally layed 3/4 in plywood through out house, in stages, right over old flooring. No water leaks involved. Easiest solution and has lasted for years.