In order to prevent mold from becoming a problem in our homes, we must understand how it lives, grows and reproduces. Simply put, mold is a fungus. Mold grows and sends out threadlike "roots" into the material it grows on. It’s through these "roots" that the mold actually starts to digest the surface it grows on. As the mold grows it sends out airborne spores, these spores float around until they land on a surface that is moist and the whole cycle starts all over again.
The pictures above you can see the dark staining on the drywall & a little mold was visible on the baseboards with some water staining, after opening the wall the true extent of the Mold Damage was exposed…as can be seen in the picture on the right the plywood and studs fell apart, nothing was holding the outside stucco in place besides itself.