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Michael Merino
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« on: June 15, 2011, 09:29:05 PM »

I was hired by a mortgage company to rehab 6 houses that they now own through foreclosure. Here are some images of the first house. 5 feet of water in the basement for over a year, with Stachybotrys mold. Here are some images.


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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 09:30:46 PM »

More images


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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 09:30:56 PM »

Even more images. Note the white substance on the joists. That is a wood eating fungus and when the joists dry out they alligator and just fall apart. We are replacing the entire structural floor, new beams, joists, and subfloor.


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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 09:35:37 PM »

Demo images. The main demo 21 image doesn't show it, but when we put a laser level on the wing wall, it had dropped 1&1/2 inches.


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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 09:37:32 PM »

More demo with new electrical panel being installed


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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 09:39:32 PM »

More images


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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 09:41:01 PM »

This is after we removed the water


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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 09:43:19 PM »

The house is on an acre or more of land


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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 09:46:15 PM »

I will post more images as we go.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 02:03:10 AM »

Wow, those are some horrific photos! Were they all flooded on purpose by past owners?
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 10:28:44 AM »

These pics are all from the same house. The water supply under the kitchen sink was hacked off and the sump pump was found unplugged. We believe it was on purpose.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 09:17:25 PM »

Here are images after we removed the sub floor, next we will be replacing the beams and joists. As you see in the photos, most of the joists are rotted and some of the joists came up with the sub floor. Very scary to work and walk on.


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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2011, 09:17:52 PM »

Another image.


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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 12:13:10 PM »

Yikes!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 05:40:25 PM »

Here is what happens when you have earth to wood contact.


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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 05:41:14 PM »

We replaced the rim joist and the window framing due to the rot from the earth to wood contact. I just didn't take any pictures of the window frame completed.


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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 10:00:06 PM »

Why didn't they just bulldoze the whole thing and sell the lot?  It would probably be cheaper.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 10:49:35 PM »

Because they are making money or recovering some of their losses. Rememebr that 99% of the mortgages in this country are insured throguh the US Govt. That means that they get about 70% of what was owed from the Govt.

My other thought is that I dont care why they didn't. They are paying me to fix it up and that is what I am doing.

We have removed all the old beams and joists and replaced them, new sub floor, mold remediation, new roof, new electrical in the basement and where needed, new electrical panel, AFCI in bedrooms, New PVC DWV that replaced the old cracked cast.

We will have all new windows and doors, new interior doors, new wood floor through out, new insulation and drywall. And a bunch of other stuff.


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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2011, 10:52:51 PM »

This house is a lot of work, everything in the basement was removed and will be replaced. We are installing new oak staircases from the basement all the way to the second floor, four flights of stairs. New HVAC also.


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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2011, 10:55:28 PM »

Sub floor images


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