Help Black Mold!!!!

Old 08-21-04, 02:02 PM
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I finished my basement a few years ago.I replaced windows,put up vapor barrier,seal and patch walls and did everything else I though I was suppose to do.We have had alot of rain lately and noticed a little puddle on the floor by one wall.So I thought maybe the window.I pulled of the window sill and noticed that some sheet rock had black mold.I didnt see water though but did smell mold.How can I tell if the rest of the sheet rock got wet or has mold?Should I rip the rock down and put up paneling on exterior walls?Please help.Thanx in advance for any replies.
Old 08-23-04, 04:22 PM
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It might be best to remove a strip of the drywall about 1 - 2 feet above the floor and see what you have. It's best to sample an area and determine to what extent, how high up, you should replace drywall.

Good Luck!

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