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Dry Wood Framing in Flooded Homes before Rebuilding

July 9, 2008

Tear out dry wall or plaster to the flood line, and discard any wet insulation, Yearns said. Wall cavities that are moldy must be cleaned. Then allow sufficient time for all the framing lumber to become thoroughly dry. Check the wood moisture content weekly until it drops below 20 percent. If electricity is available, use fans and open windows to let in dry outside air and exhaust the damp inside air. Read more about Dry Wood Framing in Flooded Homes before Rebuilding

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