Citation Way – Stewart Creek Farms – Murfreesboro, TN January 24, 2008
New home in first year warranty has tiles coming up in the handicap shower stall with seat.
There are signs of mold and moisture on the framing materials behind the new framed seat, the floor decking under the seat and appears to go under the tile mud base in the pan. A small amount of contamination on the framing appeared minimal and the tile grout outside the shower curb showed signs of moisture. The curb is exposed and has a couple of rusted nails to the front, and is an indication of long term moisture and is questionable. Moisture had puddle under this area on the vapor barrier in the crawl space.
All aspects of remediation were preformed; removal of all contaminated materials, spraying oxidizing solution to eliminate spores that embed themselves into the materials, utilizing air sanitizers to clean the air and a final cleaning to remove any spores that will settle as dust during this process. The shower seat had not been properly installed, and even with detailed instructions this shower was rebuilt the same as the original application, needless to say this voided the warranty and remediation had to be redone and was completed the second time May 7, 2008. The tiled shower looked great but due to the improper construction under the tile it just did not work either time.
Final lab reports indicate no elevated levels exists after completion in both cases.