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Old 10-08-2016, 11:30 AM
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I'm building a house and the outside sheathing and roofing are on, no shingles yet.. Its been about 4 weeks and with all of this rain should I worry about any problems down the road with mold or rot? ALl wiring and plumbing and HVAC is in and everything is getting wet, water standing in puddles in the multiple places on the floor and water running down the ceiling/roof lines to other parts of the house..
Should there be any concerns or will it be fine once its all dried out?
Here's a few pics of what I'm talking about.. This is about the 4th time that its been wet like this.
Builder is saying not to worry, it will all dry out and there wont be any problems down the road, happens all of the time while building..
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a. When shingles are up;
b. Spray all the wet wood with anti mold chemicals.
c.
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Holy crap!!

I'm no builder but, holy crap! Can't be good. Get wet once and dry out, OK. 4 times?

It's already got mold.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
a. When shingles are up;
b. Spray all the wet wood with anti mold chemicals.
c.
I hope you're right... I wouldn't be comfortable *at all* with that. OSB, soaking wet like that to the point where it is turning black?

Not sure what else the OP can do other than spray it down with chems. But... I've never seen HVAC, etc. go in before the shell was weather tight.

Now... that I scrolled down and see that electrical is in too? Now I know I wouldn't be OK with that. There is paper inside the outer jacket. That paper wicks water...

Maybe I'm just picky. But now way, Jose.
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Do something that will kill the mold before they cover it up.
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Should have bored some drain holes in the subfloor where the water is standing.
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might try some industrial dehumidifiers

I wouldn't worry as much about mold as I would damaged wood, if you were sheetrocked and that happened it the mold would bother me

which is a good point for you guys getting wet, rent dehumidifiers before they all get rent out
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Why in the world would anyone do the interior utilities prior to roof shingles.
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Originally Posted by unleashed View Post
Should have bored some drain holes in the subfloor where the water is standing.
this is a good idea
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Why in the world would anyone do the interior utilities prior to roof shingles.
they do it so the roof jacks can be done with the roof

drying in the roof with tarpaper would have been perfect, but most builders don't do it
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I'd be worried about the subfloors buckling. Pay attention to the flooring when it goes down.
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delaminating underlay will be a nightmare later. i would be very concerned
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No roof shingles but HVAC is in? I'd honestly have him rip out everything thats wet and start over. I am building a house right now and would never stand for that. Too many potential issues down the road.
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Poor construction IMO. The roof should have been a priority and to put in utilities prior to this is foolish.

I hope you went with a quality osb otherwise you will have issues.
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Not "getting wet" thats BEEN GETTING WET for some time!! Good grief! Why the hell would you allow the builder to rough in a new house BEFORE the is roof on???
I'll bet if you pull that cardboard out of that return, you'll see mold.
You need to put his sorry ass on Notice NOW. That's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
Roughing in the plumbing is one thing, but the HVAC and electric, too?? Thats just DUMB and irresponsible.
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There is absolutely no way in hell I would go through with the purchase of that house as it stands...NONE.
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Your builder is incompetent.
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Of course the builder is going to say it's okay, he won't be living there!! Probably has his bankruptcy papers already filled out...
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Maybe get the building dept involved if the GC doesn't want to do it right.
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framers put tarpaper on the roof when framing was finished, approximately 3 to 4 weeks ago.. Builder says that roofer was still about 5 days out from being able to put on shingles so he went ahead and scheduled electric and plumbing.. Roofer still behind on another job and then with all of the rain we've gotten in the past couple of weeks it hasn't been dried out enough to do shingles. HVAC just finished install on Wed and roofer was supposed to do shingles on Thursday but this storm messed it all up.. I'm going to have a nice long talk with him tomorrow...
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