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June 30

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 12:50 AM

This week's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a story of black mold, a rotted section of band-board, and a "who done it?" mystery:

Significant black mold and rotted sections of band-board (the band-board and sill plates are the first wood framing members that sit on the foundation wall) were observed behind the brick veneer wall of the home. The home was built in the 80's without any visible weep holes at the exterior brick veneer. This condition could allow moisture buildup, but also we had sump pump drainage towards the home, and a dryer vent that did not appear to vent to the exterior. I could not say for sure if the dryer vented to the exterior because of the large shrub but I did not see one. Luckily a licensed contractor is being contacted to identify the source of the moisture and mold damage (could be all three observations), and my client Calvin H. hired Deck Plate Home Inspections, LLC.

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