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...And One Step Back

September 4th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Well, the elation didn't last long.

Just got a call from DW. It seems that when the painters showed up to do the back bedroom - let's just say that DD2's style doesn't match our own - they found a sponge where the wall should be in the closet.

Further investigation (tearing out not-so-drywall) revealed that there was some damage to the sill plate, and water coming from somewhere.

The good news is that it is not from the plumbing. Apparently, our AC drain is too close to the wall, and it's been seeping onto our slab and from there to the wall. It was caught early, but it's going to cost about $1K to fix it. If I were there... maybe $100.

Anyway, the main problem is to eliminate the situation and then repair the house. Total cost will include new sill plate, some dry wall, some texturing to match the existing wall, and the paint.

That doesn't sound like one thousand dollars to me, but it certainly looks like that on the quote sheet. I have to pay. This is yet another cost of living overseas while maintaining a house in the US.

4 Responses to “...And One Step Back”

  1. SecretarySaving Says:

    Have DW get a few more quotes.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh. Not good news, but the positives are it can be fixed and it could be worse. Hope the rest of the job goes smoothly.

  3. California Car Title Loans Says:

    According to my opinion if you think about the renowate your house the cost will increase so much. i am saying that take some tiome earn much money after few time you do that.

  4. car title loan Says:

    Problems like this always arise and can cause serious problems for people. That is why we should always allocate additional funds for stuff like this incase they arise.

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