Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cracked Drain Pipe Causes Bathroom Moisture Damage

We discovered a crack ABS drain pipe leaking from an upstairs apartment. It was a stress crack that leaked when the water to the sink flowed from upstairs.

The leak caused water damage to the drywall in the ceiling and walls in the bathroom. Some framing members were also damaged due to the leaking drain pipe.

After the drain was repaired, the framing boards were replaced and the pipes straped tight. We then patched the drywall, taped the joints, and floated smooth. Water resistant drywall was used in the areas of repair.

After drying, a texture was applied to the walls and ceiling. The new texture matched the existing and when complete, no one will know the leak ever happened.

After the texture dries, the surfaces will be primed and painted with two coats of paint.

The cabinet was badly damaged also. We rebuilt it using new particle board.

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