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Old 03-23-2012, 02:31 PM  
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If the water was coming under the door, it was just as easy to come under that wall, so I would remove some drywall at the bottom so you can inspect the bottom plate. The floor looks like Adventech, you could call them and see what they say.
Insureance may cover part of it but they only cover the dammage not the cause, so you would still have to pay for re and re the door. Then you have to look at your decuctable and what happens to your premium next year.
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You need to use a sill pan under the door and make sure the rest of the installation is correct. You need drip cap on the top of the door also. Don't fix the floor until you fix the problem



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Old 03-24-2012, 09:25 AM  
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Is it vinyl siding on the outside? If so what we have had to do many times is remove the siding along the bottom of the wall to be able to see how the deck was built.
In most cases someone attached the ledger directly to the side of the house and and screwed up on the flashing. (I never do it that way, I make all mine free standing so there's 0 % chance of a wall leak.)
They make copper, vinyl, rubber flashing just for this job. Do not use aluminum, it will corrode if it comes in contact with pressure treated lumber.
If you take a picture once the sidng removed I'm sure someone here can give you some advice on how to fix it.
When you see how simple and cheap it is to fix your going to wonder why it was not done in the first place.
Something as simple as never having the decking tight to the wall so water can not just sit there is often over looked.

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Folks:

I have more information,

Basically:

There was a mold even (at the baseboard level) behind the dry. So far the conclusion is that

1. I need to replace door frame
2. Dry wall (portions)
3. Part of Subfloor boards
4. Carpet

But what is worrying me the most are 2 main things

1. So when I broke the dry wall at the baseboard level, I saw the frame (which was little moist) and behind that was foam insulation after that a black color plastic sheet. But the thing was that insulation was also wet which concerned me the most.

2. I saw few mold dot on framing. Does this mean that something needs to be done on framing too?

I am concerned whether my insurance will cover any of this or not

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Call your insurance company and ask them.

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Call your insurance company and ask them.
Insurance adjuster told me to start the work which did not seem very promising on the phone
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Folks one more question: Is this normal: The insulation which is behind the dry wall and between frame and black plastic waterproof sheet to get wet? If not what is the possible reason for that to get wet during rain.

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You do want to remove all wet drywall and insulation, if this extend high into the wall, the problem may well be poor flashing over door or a roof leak. We do want to keep digging to find the problem or all the problems. If the framing is still solid, it needs to be dryed out and there are treastments for any mold there.

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You do want to remove all wet drywall and insulation, if this extend high into the wall, the problem may well be poor flashing over door or a roof leak. We do want to keep digging to find the problem or all the problems. If the framing is still solid, it needs to be dryed out and there are treastments for any mold there.
Thank you so much. I am calling bunch of general contractors as i think it has already passed beyond my imagination
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