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We have recently had water damage to our basement and have begun removing the drywall wich was wet and mouldy. Once the drywall was off we could see that some of the studs are black at the bottom, including the outer wall's corner post. Does all wood that is discolored need to be removed and replaced? We are trying to do as much as possible ourselves to save money but if they need to be replaced we will bring someone in. Just trying to figure out if it is time to call in professionals. Thanks.
 

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The water damage is from this spring. It looks to me like it is just discolored and the mold was mostly on the drywall with some on the vapor barrier. I have included a couple pics of the discoloration.
 

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Get the fiberglass out of there because it can be a great source of mold spores and moisture to start over again.

Fibergalss can only be dried by air movement and physical movement. If not at least 50% of the insulation is lost. - I saw too many repairs gutted and totally replaced after Katrina.
 
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