gene smith

03:33PM | 01/31/00
Member Since: 01/30/00
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I am building a new home and after the roof trusses where placed I noticed that they seemed to have a considerable amount of mold/mildew on them. Also, some of the wood seems to be old and have hair line cracks through out it.

The builder tells me that this is acceptable and I should not be concerned. I have noticed that other houses in this development do not have this sort of wood. The wood looks very new in them.

I feel that the mold/mildew will cause the wood to eventually rot, and the aged wood is already starting to rot. I also believe this will cause the house to have an unhealthy atmosphere that may cause people living in it to become sick.

Has anyone ever come across this sort of problem and do you have any suggestions that may help me deal with this. Or is it as the builder says and it's nothing to worry about.

Thanks, Gene Smith



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