COMMUNITY FORUM

BV001934

10:09PM | 08/27/13
Bvmisc
My house is built in a farmhouse style, 2 story with wrap around porch. The roof area of the porch has soffit, and is common with a roof area that is over a few rooms in my house, and meets my house at the wall upstairs. The roof line is approx. 2 feet above where the floor of my second story is. Found moisture in multiple outlets in the upstairs of my house. Cutting the drywall revealed that the plywood sheeting stops where the roof meets the house. There is basically an open hole between that roof area and my wall. Attached is a picture from the porch looking at part of the area. You can see where the plywood stops and the insulation is exposed. Was wondering if anybody had suggestions for a fix. I had a mold guy inspect because I had mildew/mold behind the outlet covers. The outlets are corroded and condensation can be found on the covers. His suggestion was to remove all the drywall 3 ft and down and place plywood behind studs to block air, sealed with foam. My builder, after taking samples of drywall sees no sign of mold on the drywall. He thinks it would be better to leave drywall and access area another way, and use foam to seal exposed area of wall. Each has a vested interest in their solution, so I am looking for an unbiased opinion?

BV001935

10:15PM | 08/27/13
Here is the pic
Img_20130827_192709_417

BV001934

12:32PM | 09/07/13
Bump
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1