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kristine

11:14AM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 01/14/04
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The radiator pipe in the apartment above froze and burst saturating my ceiling and walls with water. Does drywall deteriorate once in gets wet? Should I insist that all of it is replaced or will repainting be sufficient?

plumber Tom

01:29PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Hi Kristine and welcome to the boards. Drywall will weaken once it get's wet and dries out. I would ask the landlord to cut out the rotten drywall and replace with new.

retisin

03:57AM | 01/16/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
No,this cannot be repainted after it gets wet,this will need replacing.

devildog

05:39AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
It seems to me like the landlord would want to remove the drywall to dry the wall out and remove the wet insulation. Any comments on that from the experts???

Devildog

Piffin

06:28PM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
There is not only possible trouble with weakened drywall, but the more serious problem is that if the space is not dryed thoroughly, mold will grow there which will destroy his investment and cause health problems. The drywall problem will only be cosmetic
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