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06:13PM | 04/28/13
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Dear Mr Vila,

I am interested in purchasing a building that has a flat roof and brick exterior wall. The roof is new and there are no leaks but I notice the copeing tiles that cover the tops of the brick exterior wall are crack and thus has been allowing water to get in behind the brick exterior, between the 1" air gap. From the outside I can see black mold growing every seventh row of brick that runs perpendicular in direction to the other bricks. I assume this is where the water is settling. How likely is the mold growing inward also? The building is built in the 1950's and I assume it has a vapor barrier. Furthermore, is this problem fixable or should I consider a different building? Should I pay to have a mold inspection to take air samples on the inside to see if the conditions are dangerous for people inside?

Thank You,

Eric Tseng

email: drerictseng@gmail.com
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