Sill Damage from Termites - Repair?
I recently received an estimate of $3600 to replace roughly 30 feet of sill at the foundation, and four feet of drywall above the sill due to termite damage.
My insurance company will not cover this, so I will have to foot the bill, which I do not mind (but would rather not have to pay).
We previously had some settling (prior to the termite damage) which caused some very minor drywall corner separation. There is one new 12" crack in the drywall in one room only.
The company that provided the estimate did not remove all the base mouldings, so we really don't know how much of the sill and vertical studs are actually damaged.
Here's the problem. The adjuster said that jacking up the house (to replace the sill) can cause more problems: additional drywall damage, skewed doors & windows, damaged ceilings, and plumbing issues.
I want to tend to my home properly but don't want to make this into a major, expensive deal if its unnecessary. Any thoughts?