Water Damage Drywall

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  1. Sep 26, 2011 #1

    jfl212

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    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.
     
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    Is the area that was wet still solid or is it soft to touch?
     
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    feels solid
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 #4

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 #6

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    Thanks All
     

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