Friday, April 27, 2007

Remodel: End of Day 29

Well, there's good and there's bad.

For the good, almost EVERYTHING is done!

The plumber came today and hooked up the water. He installed the shower heads:
The sink:
And the toilet:
Best news of all, we have enough water pressure that we won't have to pay the extra $700 to increase the size of the line from the city's water to our house! :)

The carpenters came and sided as much as they could, without the other window in place:The drywallers patched up some stuff and finished trimming the closet door:And they FINALLY replaced the floorboards that we'd seen mold on:
Which brings me to the bad part. Here's the underside of one of the boards they replaced:
and another:
And then G. lifted up the new boards to make sure there wasn't any more damage and he found this:
Which is even more mold, growing on the drywall/ceiling of the floor below.

I am just sick! It is obvious that this is a problem, as the mold I'd seen a week and a half ago GREW between then and now--even without any vermiculite or moisture in there. I have a call in to the building inspector and I don't even know exactly where to go with this. We have asked and asked and asked the contractor to remedy it and he continues to assure us that it's not a problem, that buildings get water and some mold in them all the time and that as soon as it dries out, it won't be an issue.

I just want to cry.

5 comments:

New Mama said...

(((HUGS))) I wish I had some suggestions for you.

suzee said...

Big hug, hon. I'm so sorry.

The inspector sounds like an excellent place to start. Hang in there, it's going to be all done soon, really.

Lots of good vibes coming to you!

Rawmilkstar said...

Hey, that two headed shower is awesome. I'm so sorry to hear about the mold situation, I hope it can be remedied and/or your contractor is right that it will not be a problem once things dry out. Hugs.

Abby said...

:( I'm so sorry about the mold and I hope the guy is either right about it not being a problem or they do something about it. Which ceiling is it growing on - I assume not the dining room?

Katie said...

Hey Lori,
It looks great! And all houses do have mold in them from time to time. You could get an air quality test if you are really worried, though.