Exterior Mold Issues
Project Report > Inspection of Exterior Water Intrusion
Work #: 201004
- Home built in 1985
- Inspection was of garage and exterior corner only.
- Evidence of water damage and mold growth found in NE corner of garage.
- Lower portions of the sheetrock contained moisture content readings of above 50%
- Upper portions of wall did not contain any visible mold growth
- visible mold growth was only visible in bottom section of the north wall.
- Client had opened up the interior of wall cavity to inspect sheathing. No visible mold growth was observed on the sheathing, however, sheathing and insulation were wet at this time.
- Insulation may be able to be reused if no evidence of fungal growth is found inside wall cavity.
- All exterior sheathing must be dried to below 20% moisture content prior to insulation and sheetrock being replaced.
- Water staining was noted on exterior of wall on siding.
- Cedar shakes contained elevated moisture levels but appeared to be in good condition with no rot or water damage noted.
- Previously leaking exterior faucet has since been repaired.
- Recommend remediation of affected wall cavity in garage and ensure all sheathing is dried out.
- Clean and repaint exterior shakes once dry.
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