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Old 08-31-2006, 10:15 AM
 
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For anyone who is currently having their home built and already started in NC, if you can have someone go to the area for you and check to make sure your builder covered it up with tarp - due to the inclement weather in and around the area.

I see many builders leave a wood frame or other things that are very weather sensitive un-covered that could potentially lead to problems down the line -
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:29 AM
 
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If the home is just framed then it can get wet without a problem. In fact I have never seen a house covered during construction.
What problems are talking about?
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:37 AM
 
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If the home is just framed then it can get wet without a problem. In fact I have never seen a house covered during construction.
What problems are talking about?
Probably mold I bet. I also have never seen a house wrapped with plastic. Never. Mold needs water daily or what not to continue to grow. Without it, it will die.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:43 AM
 
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Framing, yes get can wet but the subfloors can be damaged (didn't say they would just they can).

Wet subfloors are one of the reasons floors over time squeak. If excessive enough, they can split over time.

If the roof is not shingled yet, that should to be covered.

Plywood is excessively soaked can also be damaged.
Meaning floor boards or even walls -

most homes due get wet in the process of building (rain does occur) and in most cases if they dry before the house is closed up it will usually be ok (key again, all must dry out before house is closed)

BUT again most of the damage that can occur is due to EXCESSIVE wetness which again given the weather is the reason for my post.

Continous rain with no drying time can damage any porous material.

If not just the rain but the inherest moisture
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:46 AM
 
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Probably mold I bet. I also have never seen a house wrapped with plastic. Never. Mold needs water daily or what not to continue to grow. Without it, it will die.
Most new homes or those under construction they usually use a large tarp, most common color I have seen is blue. I did not mean wrapping the house in plastic-
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:48 AM
 
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Framing, yes get can wet but the subfloors can be damaged (didn't say they would just they can).
Wet subfloors are one of the reasons floors over time squeak. If excessive enough, they can split over time.

If the roof is not shingled yet, that should to be covered.

Plywood is excessively soaked can also be damaged.
Meaning floor boards or even walls -

most homes due get wet in the process of building (rain does occur) and in most cases if they dry before the house is closed up it will usually be ok (key again, all must dry out before house is closed)

BUT again most of the damage that can occur is due to EXCESSIVE wetness which again given the weather is the reason for my post.

Continous rain with no drying time can damage any porous material.

If not just the rain but the inherest moisture
Roof should be on by that point. So, I assume the floor is ok. Our roof was on before the walls went up or even the floor. When the walls went up and the floor was being done, the garage and front door was installed. Am I confused, or are you saying they install the walls and floor before the roof and put in the doors?
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:50 AM
 
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Most new homes or those under construction they usually use a large tarp, most common color I have seen is blue. I did not mean wrapping the house in plastic-
Interesting. Here on the west coast, you never see that even during rain or winter builds.

Ps. I knew what you meant
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:54 AM
 
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Interesting. Here on the west coast, you never see that even during rain or winter builds.
I never saw it in MN either. My last home was in a new development with 4 different builders, so I saw many homes go up around me.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:43 PM
 
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For anyone who is currently having their home built and already started in NC, if you can have someone go to the area for you and check to make sure your builder covered it up with tarp - due to the inclement weather in and around the area.

I see many builders leave a wood frame or other things that are very weather sensitive un-covered that could potentially lead to problems down the line -

I think you'd have a better change of seeing an image of the virgin mary in your cheerios than having a builder respond nicely to your request to cover framing with a tarp. Sorry
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