Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

thaprankstaJune 20, 2012

Hi,

I purchased a home about 10 months ago. The home is in really good condition but has had one major problem. The previous owner had a major issue with cat urination which is widely known to cause smells don't typically don't leave without removal of the soiled area. There are a couple of rooms in the home that have been taken through the ringer as far as damage to the subfloors and the drywall. After removing baseboards and pulling quite a bit of the drywall off, I discovered that the urine had soaked through to many of the studs, some of which are in the corner in a 3 stud configuration. There are also areas of the "sole plates" damaged as well.

Now I have some basic questions: Should only the bottom portion of the studs need to be replaced? Is this work I can attempt to do myself considering I have no prior experience with framing? If so, what are the recommended techniques especially for the 3 stud corner? If it is recommended I hire a contractor, what range can I expect the cost to fall in?

Thanks.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

If you already have the bad areas exposed, hit them with a couple coats of BIN( letting the first coat dry over night)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 4:27AM
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millworkman

BIN or Kilz will work as well

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 8:29AM
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thapranksta

Kilz did not work. I have not tried the BIN stuff.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:47AM
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thapranksta

If you use a cleaner or enzyme before trying BIN, is there any possibility of rot or other damage by oversaturating the wood?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:39AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Just let it dry over night and you will be fine.

Kilz OIL might work but Bin WILL work.

Put a fan on it over night if it will make you feel better

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 5:23PM
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thapranksta

If you say it will be fine, I will take your word for it.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 8:32PM
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