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jfl212 09-25-2011 06:24 PM

Water Damage Drywall
I just had a small bathroom renovated. Hurricane Irene caused leakage through the chimney flashing which is above the bathroom. The leak caused bubbling along a trail app. 2 1/2 feet along the ceiling in one line and a 4" long trail of bubbling paint down the wall. The bubbling contained water I have since punctured the bubbles alowing the water to escape. The flashing is fixed. The sheetrock is mold resistant green board. Can I just let the sheetrock dry and then patch or do I have to take it down. There is no insulation over the ceiling trail nor behind the wall as it is an inside wall.

oldognewtrick 09-25-2011 07:35 PM

Is the area that was wet still solid or is it soft to touch?

jfl212 09-25-2011 08:41 PM

feels solid

BridgeMan 09-26-2011 11:16 PM

I'd remove any unbonded paper (outside drywall layer), skim a coat of new mud on the affected areas, prime coat and texture/paint as needed to match.

nealtw 09-26-2011 11:34 PM

I would cut a few holes to let it dry out for a week or so and then replace the pieces that you cut out.

jfl212 09-27-2011 09:26 AM

Thanks All

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