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Old 01-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Dry Wall Tape Repair?

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Our basement flooded in Aug 2011 and we were able to get the water out and things dried up. The drywall seemed to be fine no water marks and such but in certain areas the drywall tape is starting to come off and curl up.

Should I replace the tape strip from ceiling to floor? Or replce up to where it is stops coming off? Or is there something else I should do.



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Old 01-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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What should of happened is all the drywall removed 2' or 4' from the floor. (4' of the drywall was run horizontal).
Let the wall dry out replace any insulation from where the cut is to the floor, wall and studs treated for mold, allowed to dry out then put it all back.
If you had of called your insurance company that's the first thing that would have hired a company to do within a day before mold set in.
There also should have been a dehumifier set up and fan blowing at the walls.
The tapes failing because the rooms to wet.
The part of the drywall you can see may look fine because it got sealed with paint, the back side is just paper, favorite food of mold.


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I agree with Joe. Don't try to reuse the insulation, totally remove it as Joe said. Especially if fiberglass:http://www.inspectapedia.com/sickhou...rglassMold.htm

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You're probably going to have mold problems if your drywall got so wet that the tapes de-laminated. No insurance?
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