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Exterior Mold Issues

Project Report > Inspection of Exterior Water Intrusion

Mold on exterior siding

Work #: 201004

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

  • Home built in 1985
  • Inspection was of garage and exterior corner only.

LOCATION: Garage

Observations:

  • 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.

Recommendations:

  • 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.

LOCATION: Exterior

Observations:

  • 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.

Recommendations:

  • 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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