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Old 03-19-2010, 06:34 AM   #1
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Am I going to have to lose my brick?


Hello,
Im tearing apart my vestibule due to a leaky flat roof and mold.

I came upon the wall. Its 1/2 brick and 1/2 drywall. At least I thought. They drywalled and then bricked over it.




I have to get at the somewhat moldy drywall behind it. Is there anything that can be done besides the obvious tearing it down??

If I were to tear it down and redo the wall, should I put the drywall behind the brick again or should I make it 1/2 brick and 1/2 dry wall?

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Old 03-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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Ok I was able to get the insulation out. I can see that they adhered the brick to the drywall. I can reach down in there, break up the drywall and take it out little by little.

My New question- Do I have to put the drywall back behind the bricks? it isnt as moldy as I initially thought.

What Im thinking of doing is putting new insulation in the wall and drywalling from the bricks up. What do you guys think?
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That sounds like an OK, sensible plan to me.
There may be other factors I don't know about, but I see no problem with what you propose.
So long as the moisture problem has been resolved.

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I can't see any problem with your plan... go for it.

You may want to consider adding 2 by blocking between the wall studs at or just above the brick line. This will aid in securing the bottom of the drywall and securing whatever cap you plan for the brick.

Besure all is dry before you close it up.. you might want to treat the area to help insure the "M" does not return.

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I could see a nice bull-nosed wood shelf/ledge on top of those bricks.... Po)
After the drywall....

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Thanks alot! Thats was alot of help. Im going to get into it today
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