Drywall damaged by water

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Posted by: from Fort Erie
9/25/2016 at 7:03:36 AM

Recently had a flood in the basement due to a malfunctioning sump pump.

Should the drywall be replaced?

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Adrian from Splendid Renovations in Burnaby
Date/Time9/25/2016 at 9:12:26 AM

How high is the water came? Less than 5"? If so, you have to cut no more than 24" high.

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Robert from RM Renovation in Toronto
Date/Time9/25/2016 at 9:42:31 AM

Drywall installation and replacement.

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Sergio from Silbla Ltd in Calgary
Date/Time9/25/2016 at 10:12:53 AM

Yes, the drywall needs to be cut off at high of 2 feet, replace the existent insulation, (because is wet or it was wet and than can create fungus) and then after install the new insulation, new poly new drywall, then you can mud, tape paint and install the baseboards.

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Date/Time9/25/2016 at 11:53:27 AM

Yes you should replace the drywall. If you don't it will start to grow mold and over time will start to fall apart !! All you need to replace is 2 feet from the floor not the hole sheet !

Thanks and hope all goes well for you.

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