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Old 09-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #16
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UPDATE -- Here's something I forgot about that was a little strange...I took a bath in the middle of the afternoon one day, and some water ran over the overflow. When I came downstairs into the foyer, I noticed a water mark about a foot long and about 2 inches wide on the ceiling. Obviously there's a leak -- could this be the problem?

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UPDATE -- Here's something I forgot about that was a little strange...I took a bath in the middle of the afternoon one day, and some water ran over the overflow. When I came downstairs into the foyer, I noticed a water mark about a foot long and about 2 inches wide on the ceiling. Obviously there's a leak -- could this be the problem?
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:58 AM   #18
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Whats on your house for siding and moisture barrier?



Do you have any roof wall intersections where you need these and have none?http://www.badstucco.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=350

Are your windows properly installed? Backer rod and sealantjoints/flashing.

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Old 09-29-2006, 05:05 AM   #19
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I used to work for the testing division of a high end remodeling contractor that specialized in water damage. We'd go in and source out leaks, use moisture meters, do inspections, open walls and see what was going on. Stucco man asked a very good question. Stucco and EIFS are a huge problem in parts of the country with lots of rain fall. I have opened walls up that looked perfectly fine on the out side and had an inch thick layer of mold on the inside of the drywall. Everyone in that unit had been sick for a year strait.

Some answers to these questions would help me.

When was the house built?

What part of the country are you in?

What is the rainfall like there?

What kind of outer cladding (siding) do you have?

Have you or anyone in your family seemed chronically sick or have allergies that have only appeared since moving in?


Look at the bottom of the carpets in the corners of the room, on window sills that aren't in a bath and on baseboards and check if you can see any sign of small black mold spores.

Let me know what you find.

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