CHI Posted December 10, 2009 Report Share Posted December 10, 2009 Today found me at a 1912 home. I noticed a black/reddish substance on the north side of the home. Some spots looked as if they came straight through the wood siding, other stains appeared to run down the face of the siding and onto the wood trim of the windows below. Just to the right of this window is a shower/bath that has been recently installed. Several pieces of new siding were installed on the top 1/3rd of the home at this location and the home was recently painted. The home has been vacant for approx. 6 months. Renters before that. The friendly neighbor...gotta love 'em...said that the discoloration was much, much worse prior to the new paint job, and now this substance was bleeding through again, and no one has been living in the home to use the shower. The window frame and sill plate below this location in the basement contained wood rot and carpenter ant damage. There has clearly been a leak in the shower/tub prior to the repairs and I'm sure water entered this wall, creating the need for repairs. My question is, what is this stuff? I'm assuming some type of asphalt building paper behind the siding, but why would it continue to bleed through? Any ideas would be great. Click to Enlarge 27.6 KB Click to Enlarge 24.02 KB Click to Enlarge 43.06 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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