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Sewage backup onto gypcrete

tim smith
tim smith Member Posts: 2,465
Hey all, polling for what you all think is proper course of action for client.  Had a customer call Friday morning and ask me what my opinion is for proper course of action. A fair amount of his floor on 4 yr old remodel got wet from toilet backup. The water damage guys are pulling up finishes and some of the underlayment got fair wet with sewer water. They can dry up and disinfect but I have researched a little and it looks like the wet Gyp may have to come up.  What you all think?? Thanks in advance. Tim


  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,375
    It depends


    I wouldn't worry to much about the disinfecting. I think as far as the gypcrete falling apart, it depends. I have seen quality gyp jobs that tolerate water and tile stripping. I have seen kitty litter gyp under carpet with no exposure to water.

    I would play it by ear. and see what it looks like.

    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,565
    Sewage + gypcrete=?

    For the purposes of an insurance backed repair, the gypcrete should be removed, or at least it's removal and replacement should be factored into the repair cost.

    Was it sewage, or just a water leak from the tank?--NBC
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