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damaged Walls and Clean-Up

damaged Walls and Clean-Up

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson
UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension

Walls must dry from the inside out. The interior framing of walls should be allowed to dry thoroughly. Sometimes this process takes weeks or even months. To release water and mud from walls, remove top and bottom strips of siding on the outside of the building. Drill several holes in walls near the inside floor line. The total drying time will depend partially on the amount of dry air that can circulate through the studding (called “chimney action”). To provide for maximum chimney action, first consider the construction of the building. For more info on renovating walls, click here…

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