Water damage in exterior wall

Old 09-15-12, 08:46 PM
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Water damage in exterior wall

I have an exterior partially brick wall that is facing west and has been absorbing water from either the mortar or from between the subfloor and the bricks.

I recently noticed some mold coming up from the molding and pulled it away to find that there was severe water damage to the sheet rock. I cut some of it away and discovered that mold was not all of my problem as I mentioned before. i stated pulling some of the wet mold-infested insulation out and found that my studs and bottom plate were moist, but still had its structural integrity... so I thought.

When I was reaching in the very back, I felt I could fell that the plywood board had been eroded completely and moved onto the 2x4 studs closest to the brick wall and I could now touch the brick wall itself.

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Let me know if you have any suggestions. I am not sure where to start.. or finish for that matter.
ps I am hoping that insurance will cover this, I have an appt with an adjuster on Monday.

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Old 09-15-12, 09:42 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

A picture or two of the exterior might help us understand what's going on here. And, if you would add your location information to your profile, that would help us understand the climate and conditions you're working with.

Mod Note: Moved to it's own thread to avoid confusing old replies with new.
Old 09-19-12, 07:05 PM
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Right, the exterior has to be dealt with first.

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