Originally Posted by turf
no opinions here.
i am redoing a van right now, just demolished the inside. originally, the van was construction with the havelok wool. i'm pulling it out and disposing of much of it. some will get reused.
condensation and spilled liquids inside the van left that havelock wool sopping wet. maybe for years. hard to say when the wool became compromised.
while the wool did not mold, there was a mold issue growing inside on the woodwork.
the van goes off to spray foam friday. then will replace the good left over wool, back in any cavities left by the spray foam.
the wet stuff was the floor and the lower walls, all of that went to the dump.
imo - i would leave drain holes in the floor. i doubt anyone agrees with me.
it was gross.
That’s my thought- people think everything is 100% sealed, but that doesn’t last forever. Better to do the best you can, then have a mitigation strategy in place IMO.
I had not considered the havelock getting wet and just staying…wet. But there’s only so much you can really do about that once it’s in the walls you’ve built. My concern is definitely with wet wood; my subfloor is already getting wet and showing some mold…