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Old 01-20-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
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Guys and Gals I got a 117 year old house. I had a land contract with someone. Long story short, they experienced a few roof leaks and never told me about it. I took the house back over with water damage "from the leaky roof" to 3 rooms upstairs and damage to a bathroom ceiling downstairs. Also the 3 rooms upstairs have ceilings full of mold. And I ripped up a carpet in one room upstairs and it looks like "the 1st' layer of wood is damaged. I also took down the paneling in one room upstairs and it seems like the "sheet rocked walls" have mold on them also. Am I looking at a whole new upstairs? New drywall and sheet rock everywhere? Anybody that can help I can send pictures to of the damage. I tried to attach them but it keeps saying the file size is to big. Any help would be appreciated. I live in New York. So If any Contractors in N.Y. would like to see the pictures and offer their personal advice, that would be greatly appreciated. Please Help. Thank You All for Your Time

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First hire an inspector, then a lawyer.

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Old 01-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Here is the damage. Any advice besides hiring a lawyer.

Pictures below. First 2 are the ceiling in the maste rbedroom

Next 3 are the Floor under the carpet

last one is the "sheet rocked wall" ??? I guess

Any advice would help big time...
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2 more pictures of the damage... Here is "what I think" is the sheet rock behind the paneled wall...
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New York is an awlfully Large state,....
You might want to narrow it down to a hundred mile area or so........

From what I see in your pictures,...... I see Plaster,+ Lathe,.... Not Sheetrock.......
Depending on what your future intentions are,......
It looks like just Gutting it,+ starting Fresh would be the easiest Fix,.....
Though probably not the Cheapest........
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Yeah upstate is a big area. I am in upstate NY. The closest city to me is named Hornell. And I live about an hour and a half from Rochester.


Ok so am I basically looking at a whole new upstairs?
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pictures of the downstairs bathroom ceiling... more damage...
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any ideas??? Help???
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I'd suggest hiring a moisture and mold remediation company....

That looks like some areas are beyond water stains, like there is most likely alot of damage underneath...
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You might want to look over your insurance policy. Rental DP ..

Your roof will not be covered unless direct damage from a covered peril, but resulting water damage may be covered...many policy will have a limit $ 10K on mold...(don't give it away to testing labs and the Haz mat group.)

Mold can be dealt with.. wet plaster can be a big problem... if you can expose wall cavity from one side.. you could dry...clean...treat mold..you might be able to save half the walls and make your dollars stretch.

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