Wife and I are considering replacing the wall between the kitchen and living room, as it has had a slow leak for some time, and the sill plate for that wall is thereby compromised and moldy. Have already removed the sheetrock on the kitchen side and sprayed all with 10% bleach-water, which seems to have killed the mold, but the studs ands sill plate are still severely compromised. Want to replace that whole wall, but don't want to start something I can't finish or compromise the integrity of the house itself. Would really appreciate some comments from someone in the know here. Would like to consult a specialist, but don't know where to look for such or who to look for.
PS: fixed the leak, BTW, and everything is now dry. It just doesn't look some something I want to leave in place...