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Steve335

07:07AM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 05/16/05
1 lifetime posts
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Hopefully a quick question -- we just bought a house (new construction) and we found a leak in a pipe in the basement. The spigot leading to that pipe has only been open for a little over a week, but the leak was so small (we could barely see it -- you had to hold a hand in front of it to realize it was there) that not much water was actually leaked. The water did find its way to one of the finished walls, though, and was wicked up (only about 6-12 inches up) by the insulation and drywall. We have a 1-year warranty with the builders, they have fixed the leak and will replace the insulation -- should we insist on them replacing the drywall too? It seems dryed out now (we have a fan and dehumidifier running there now) and it doesn't feel/look any different from the rest -- but we're concerned about mold. Should we be, or are we just being paranoid first-time home buyers? Thanks!

mnfriend

07:32AM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 06/04/05
4 lifetime posts
Personally, I would not be too concerned. The main thing is stopping the water intrusion. Once stopped, the area should dry out fine.
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