Mold Clean-up / Treatments / Restoration
The slide show below is one of the best examples of what can happen to your home if water penetration goes undetected for years or in some cases, even months. What happened here, was water would flow down the roof very fast into the small shoot, between the two front gables, and over flow the small gutter. After years it eroded the mortar joints, and began to find pathways inside Roger & Mary's home. It then made it's way through the 2nd floors bed room closet, into the 2nd floor structural area, down through the 1st floor porch column, and finally into the crawl space joist and sill plate below. Along the way it left a path of destruction, Deteriorated wood, and mold, from top to bottom. We detected it years after this began while doing a sump pump exchange and crawl space inspection. The damage was extensive. It touched areas of the formal dinning room and the foyer, both had to be completely restored. This home restoration cost well over $25,000.00 to complete. In this case the insurance paid for most of the cost, however, in most cases this type of damage will not be covered. If you think you have the potential for a problem, or that you may have the start of one call us today. The inspection is free, and you could potentially save yourself thousands in repairs later. The cost to have initially repaired this problem would have been less than $500.00. Mold has to have a source of moisture to live. By stopping the water penetration today, you will by default stop mold, fungi, and wood decay, immediately!
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The area between the gables is where the mortr deteration, wood rot, and mold problem began.
Side of porch column under the two gabels
This is the area that the water began to penetrat the morar joints and enter into the inside of the home.
Front view of porch column
Foundations, Water Proofing, Advanced Restoration & Water Proofing, remodelling, restoration
2nd Floor closet
Closet before destruction began
Crawl space issue
Waood damge and mold caused by the water penetration above
Starting demolition to get to all of the mold and damaged areas. Tile is being removed to gain access to the sub floor
Foyer and column area
Damage to foyer area, dinning room entrace door and column
This clearly shows the extent of the damage looking from inside the column ares down into the crawl space below
Inside of porch column
Mold and wood rot on inside of front porch column
Mold inside of column
Dinning Room front wall
The unseen damage to the load bering front dinning room wall was found during the demolition
Dinning room floor
Floor demoletion. Foundations, Water Proofing, Advanced Restoration & Water Proofing, remodelling, restoration
Dinning room entrance
Area that has been removed above dinnig room entrance door. This also showes addition damage to the dinning room wall
This came out of the damaged area. Water does BAD things! Stop it befoer it does this to your home.
Work area enclosure. to protect the rest of the home from speading mold spoars and other contments.
Bed Room closet
Damage to closet
close up closet damage
Damage to Closet floor
Closet floor damage
this is a view of the damage looking up from the 1st floor, to the bottom of the damage in the closet area above
Inside of column
All of the detierated wood and mold has been removed
Crawl space band repair
This is some of the work that was completed in the crawl space
Crawl space repair repair
This was the joist and sub-floor repair
Foyer Floor and inside of column
Sub floor replaced
Foyer wall and column
New wood has relaced the rotted wood and molded areas. a vapor barrier has been installed between the brick and the enerior walls.
Dinning room, foyer wall, foyer cieling, and column repair with insulation
Showes the extent of the damaged area and how many areas it reaced.
Dinning room, foyer wall area
Completed repair of this area
Closet wall repair shows new framing and vapor barrier installed
completed closet repair