05:05AM | 04/02/99
An addition was started on Sept. and finished in January. When the warm weather came there was a noxious odor in a room under the attic where the roof had been extended and above the entranceway where the basement had been extended. I had an environmental company investigate and they concluded that the wood had a tremendous amount of sap and that was causing the smell. A year has passed and as the temperature has begun to warm the odors are back. I spoke with a lumber store who said that even if that the wood should have reached equilibrium by now. Do you have any suggestions?


11:07AM | 04/02/99
Unique problem, but wood can have an odor to it. This is a problem with the green wood that contractors have to deal with today.

The only thing that is going to help your problem is time and proper ventilation. If the ventilation is working properly, the odor should be pulled away from your house. You can help speed up the process with a power ventilator installed in the roof or the gable end.


06:15PM | 04/03/99
Click and Clack at least get an interpretation of the problem about your description of the smell. May be you have a family of Raccoons living in your walls. Does this smell like chemicals, death, formaldehyde, gas, bad breath or what. I haven't ever experienced Stinky SPF.


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