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Mold remediation = replacing a few studs


I just bought my first house. In an effort to rid the bottom floor of my newly purchased bi-level home of mold, I tore out the sheet rock of a few spots where mold was noticibly growing. This led to tearing out alot more drywall than I had planned and the replacing of a few moldy and/or rotted studs as well. The mold is a result of sweaty pipes and a possible leak near the cold water tank. All leaks have been repaired and the moldy and rotted studs are comming out today after work. My question is this how should this be rebuilt? A friend of mine sugested using metal studs instead of wood, I dont have any experience using metal studs so that why I have come here for advice. I was thinking about just using pressure treated wood to rebuild what is being taken down or at least a pressure treated bottom plate and possibly spacing the studs 1/4'' off the cinder block as the old wall was right up against it. This small wall is not load bearing and it actualy forms a small ledge What are your opinions and sugestions. Thanks.under the windows. I was also thinking about sealing the block before I begin any construction of a new wall.




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