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Bathroom subfloor repair

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Little leaks are really big problems!

A recent client (just outside of the Wake Forest/Raleigh, NC area) contacted us after they had an inspection done that found some water damage under the hall toilet.  It was pretty bad!

We pulled back the vinyl...

Water damaged subfloor


...and there was some damage!  Both to the lauan and the subfloor.  Yuck!

We cut out the subfloor and installed some 2x blocking (not pictured) to keep all the new subfloor level with the existing.

Subfloor removed


We replaced the subfloor with new (yes, non-rotted!) 3/4" plywood and lauan, and then cut out the hole for the toilet flange.  If you look in the flange cut out, you can see the 3" drain line below.

New subfloor & lauan


Then we got the vinly flooring back in place, set the trim for nailing in, and installed the new flange.  Voila!


Flooring back in place

(Foot not included in most repairs)

So take care of those "small" leaks before they cost a bundle to repair!

Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

I'm always amazed at the amount of damage a "little" water can do over a long period of time.

Liked the comment about the foot! :)

Dec 15, 2010 03:30 AM
Jeremy Wrenn
Winslow Homes - Youngsville, NC
VP of Finance, Winslow Homes

Jason, you ain't kiddin!  It wasn't much of a leak, but it surely was a long time leak. 

I've got another that I'll put up soon with similar damage on a roof from a hole the size of about a quarter.  Which, as you know, is a BIG hole in a roof!

Dec 15, 2010 03:51 AM
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