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neech7

01:26PM | 03/20/02
Member Since: 03/19/02
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I just bought a home in the Seattle area. The builder has been framing the house over the past few days, and it has been raining and snowing virtually non-stop during that time. Is all this moisture going to be bad for all the wood going into the house? Will problems show up years later? How would it compare to a house that was framed in dry and sunny weather? Thanks.

DH

01:35PM | 03/20/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
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I've been working in the area for over 20 years. As long as the house is allowed to dry out before it is sealed up and the sub floor is at 6% moisture before any floor covering is installed you will not have any major problems.

I've had to drill holes in the sub floor to let the water drain off to work.

GlennG

04:53PM | 03/20/02
DH is correct. As long as the house is dried out before sealing it up you should have no major problems. The only problem may be the warping plywood sub floors. Plywood can also delaminate when it gets too wet or stays wet for extended periods. If the plywood does warps badly the worst areas my need to be replaced. Unfortunately there is little that can be done to keep the floors dry in wet weather. Drilling holes in it will help the floor dry out more quickly.

Actually hot sunny days can also have an adverse affect by causing framing lumber to dry and shrink rapidly on one side leading to warped or twisted framing.

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