moisture in walls.... now what???
hello, we are at a loss of what to do. We bought our new construction Condo in Chicago about 14 months ago. Over this fall we received a lot of rain (Hurricane overflow), and noticed that three of our windows were leaking into the drywall (never had leaks before). We discussed this with the other two units in our building and they experienced much the same, even worse with water coming through the dry wall even when there wasnít a window. We donít trust our contractor anymore for various reasons, however the condo is still under warranty. We hired two different third parties to come look at the brick work/flashing and to test for moisture in the wall. The brick guy said that we have tuck pointing issues and flashing issues around the window, which we assumed and are planning to have fixed. The moisture detection found various points of moisture in our walls in and around the windows. This is my question. How do we know if that moisture has turned into mold and if we need the full mold removal, or if once our exterior leaks are fixed in the next few days, can we hope the walls will dry out and we wont need to tear down our dry wall??? I donít want to be "had" by some contractor who tears out all our dry wall and charges thousands of dollars because we donít know what to do and are scared of "mold" Please help!!!!