Floor Joist Wood Rot

bathroom wated damaged floor joist framing

This is the area located underneath a bathtub that was installed correctly, but the bathtub surround wasn't. I honestly couldn't believe what I was looking, when we removed the exterior stucco and found extensive wall framing damage that eventually led to this.

Damaged floor joists will need to be replaced and this isn't always going to be easy. Something like this can require structurally supporting sections of the building and might require someone with extensive knowledge about house framing and repairs.

close up of wood floor joist water damage framing

What you're looking at here is a floor joist suffering from dry rot, not termite damage. If you're planning on doing your own home inspections, you will need to know the difference.