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Insulation & Drywall Behind Toilet

Category: Repair

Principal Author(s): Mark Whatley, Seth Harrison

Key Contributor(s): David Mattioli, Dan Smith

AI Board Approval: 06/06/2017

Last Update: 08/26/2020

Tags: Bathroom, Drywall, Insulation, Insulation & Drywall Behind Toilet, Toilet

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This is a residential (Class 2 | Cat 1) water loss. The drywall and insulation were removed 2′ up the wall along the entire perimeter. These activities were spearheaded by a mitigation crew that executed the mitigation phase in a fairly sloppy way, e.g., the insulation was pulled out of the wall cavities well beyond the 2′ flood cut, the drywall was not snapped off, and the cuts were jagged. The repair phase was also delayed significantly because the monies needed to execute a material draw associated with the flooring that was poised for replacement was hung up at the mortgage company. Thus, there was an 8-week delay in between the detach of the toilet and the final reset.

We are seeking to highlight the following nuances:

  • There is no ⅝” Greenboard in the Xactimate price list as of Q3 2017
  • There is no Greenboard by LNFT  in the Xactimate price list as of Q3 2017. Drywall by LNFT  e.g., DRYLF 1/2 Drywall per LF – up to 2′ tall includes machine texture
  • Generally, there is a warranted need to include additional SQFT of texture to feather in the new texture with the existing
  • If the mitigation cut is sloppy and not snapped off, it creates additional work for the repair contractor
  • Differences between R13 Insulation (paper backed vs. non-backed)
  • R13 can be pulled out of the wall and removed beyond the abated drywall SQFT
    • Generally, it is not practical to replace drywall behind an appliance without a D&R
    • Detaching a toilet for an extended period of time can cause damage to the toilet internals and tank/bowl gaskets

Room dimensions: 12′ x 12′

This Insight Sheet© exists to clarify how one might invoice for insulation and drywall behind a toilet. This does not seek to include or make concessions for all equipment and/or activities as it relates to a loss of this nature.

As Seen In Xact

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