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Old 04-24-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Is it normal for a contractor to take 8 weeks to get a house (2 story 2500 Sq.ft.) framed and dried in. It has been 8 weeks since framing started and we have no windows, doors, house wrap or roofing. Is that normal?

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Seems kind of slow----Have they been working every day? What has the weather been like?

What did the contractor estimate before the job started?

Are you GCing the job? More info--a location might help--Mike---

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What was his timeline in his contract?

Has weather been an issue?
Was the sitework and foundation on schedule?
Is he there every day?
Is he doing a good job on what has been completed?
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oops Mike & I were posting at the same time....sorry
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We seem to be doing that today!
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Happy Easter, Mike....

Now go eat something.....
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I'm going to go for a ride out in the country in an hour---I need to get some mud on my boots--

A hike along the Rock river sounds like a good plan!
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:46 PM   #8
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Fast, Fast, Fast!

You know something about home building? It's too fast now adays.. it's actually better for the structure when you let it sit. Well, provided you get a roof and exterior walls sheathed and wrapped in building paper.

Houses are built too fast now. The wood doesn't have time to settle, dry out, shrink etc.
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Is the house cut up? Vaulted ceilings and/or arches? Trusses? Been ordered yet?
Change orders?
They using power tools?
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The Foundation was done and framing was started 8 weeks ago. No weather has been an issue. The house has no windows or doors yet. The house has only 1/4 of the tyvek home wrap. The roof has had black paper on it for 4 weeks. I understand why the shingles aren't up because of the pluming and venting that needs to be completed first.

I am not the GC but the framer has so much work to be done and they have worked only 3 days in the last three weeks. In my opinion all the framing should be done, the entire house should be wrapped, the windows should be up, the exterior doors should be on and the exterior awnings and shade trellis should be complete.

Am I out of line for being upset that seamingly this framer has started another job and hasn't worked on my project for three weeks? Am I out of line for being upset that it has been 8 weeks and we aren't dried in?
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Just fire them and get someone who isn't too busy to do the job.
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I agree.

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