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Old 07-31-2017, 12:13 AM   #1
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Hello I am a contractor / handyman and recently started a job requiring some brick repointing and replacing paneling with drywall.
The home owner purchased this house last fall. It has a sunroom addition built by previous owner. The sunroom used to be a porch/patio above the garage with a brick wall around 32" acting as a railing. The addition is halfass quality. After removing the paneling and finding wet insulation and every stud rotted on the bottom 10" i also discovered the entire room is simply resting on the bricks with a crowbar you can move the whole wall. And im pretty sure they didnt use any foam board on the top half of the room just plywood some crappy rolled insulation and siding.

Any recommendations on what to do for a moisture barrier and insulation on the inside on the brick and plywood?
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:26 AM   #2
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To protect your reputation and exposure to liability you have two choices...

1) Tear it down, get permits (if applicable) & build it right...

2) Run away quick, & Leave it alone as it is a disaster waiting to happen...

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He's right. Can't "fix" this one. It was simply built wrong from the get go and it's gonna bite you in the ass if it doesn't get totally redone. Last man that touches it owns it.....

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If it was a truck instead of a building,I'd say open the hood,jack up the radiator cap and slip a new truck under the cap.
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Take the mike Holmes approach.


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I think this should be moved from the insulation forum to the excavation and sitework forum. LOL
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I think this should be moved from the insulation forum to the excavation and sitework forum. LOL


Or,start a new section.......demolition.
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How does one "run" when you're the one who removed the walls and insulation to reveal the dilemma?
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How does one "run" when you're the one who removed the walls and insulation to reveal the dilemma?
All you got to do when you open it up is say "hey, this is beyond the SOW, call me when you get it fixed".

That's exactly what happened with that gal from my church: HD ripped her bathroom out, discovered bad joists and said "call us when you get it fixed".
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Thanks for all the help and advice.

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