I tried searching for this answer but only found one other question that seemed relevant, but doesn't exactly answer my question.
My water heater blew while I was on vacation. I didn't have insurance on my home at the time due to a lapse that occurred to a disruption in my employment so now it seems I'll have to clean up the mess without help.
After removing the bottom 14" Of drywall it was clear that the studs nearest to the heater have a fair about of mold damage near the floor. As these studs face the exterior foundation, I'd like to remove the moldy studs to prevent it from spreading.
After cutting out the stud and replacing the plate, how do I replace the bottom part of a stud that has mold?
- Do I just cut an equivalent block of wood and place it under the hanging piece?
- Do I need to brace the block? should I brace it on one or two sides?
- What type of bracing should i use? Aluminium? Wood?