11:07AM | 03/01/02
Member Since: 02/28/02
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I'm in the middle of having a house built during a chicago winter.. We haven't got a lot of snow this year, but there is still a lot of water/moisture in the house. Is this OK? or am I just being paranoid. I already went to the site and removed the snow that was melting on the floor.. How much water is too much?


02:03PM | 03/01/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
I live in Washington state and have seen 1 1/2" of water sit on the floor of homes during framing, and have had to go in and drill holes in the subfloor to work.

Most manufactured framing materials are constructed to withstand water during the framing process.

As soon as the house is dried in, crank up the heat, once it is insulated and drywalled LEAVE THE HEAT ON!

Make sure that NO underlayment, Hardwood flooring, carpeting go in until the moisture content in the subfloor is 6-8%



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