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Old 01-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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is the decking over foundation considered structure


My house is still under builder warranty and they insure the structure only. The decking under my carpet is lifting up on the edges and its bulging the floor up in places. My question to all: Is the floor decking considered apart of the structure in general? The decking was nailed down not screwed, i dont know what code is and i live in texas. I cannot access under this part of the house directly, but i can shine a flashlight in there. This is what i do know.
#1 Some of the joices are covered in mud.

#2 on the part of the house that i can access..the upper part of the joices have been rained on and all the decking nails i see are rusty..

My opinion is this..the builder left this part of the house exposed for a period of time without protection and the bulging in my floors could be warping from either the decking or the joices or both.
I hope that decking screws are code.
If you have a helpful answer it would be appreciated.

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You bet the floor is structure. Its not only there to walk on, it's holding the house together also.
Yeah. That's what happened.
You can't see the actual nails down there, can you? They would be called "shiners", and it means the floor isn't nailed off very well.
Couple that with being rained on...


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hi titan, thanks for all ur encouragement, tell pooch i said hi! Hey i'm feelin good now, i know what a shiner is!and you know what? this house is full-o-shiners..sounds like a house cleaner. anyway they aint shinin titan they r all rusty...lol..they probably hit thier thumb more than the joice on my house...lol..let me ask u this whats it called when theres a gap between the joice and the header cuz i have those too, no joke i'm serious....they probably call that need-a-new-builder. i have claims coming out my ears. this guy has been building for over 25 years!!!!! he has homes for sale everywhere in this area. What makes me so livid titan is that he saw my husband and i comin...my husband is disabled too. I'm blonde but i'm not dumb..I used to expedite for home depot, solve alot of peoples problems concerning materials, money and what not. I was a specialist there for 6 years and i've done my fair share of projects but i have never had a building business and ive never owned a pier and beam home.
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my husband and i decided to pay the high priced new home because i am no longer able to work on my own home. Hey i would love to buy a forclosed house fix it up and have alittle eqiuty, i cant do the work anymore, body is too bad, my husband could not do it at all without my help. so here we sit...wonder how a judge would feel about that? This guy is Hurting people.
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my husband and i decided to pay the high priced new home because i am no longer able to work on my own home. Hey i would love to buy a forclosed house fix it up and have alittle eqiuty, i cant do the work anymore, body is too bad, my husband could not do it at all without my help. so here we sit...wonder how a judge would feel about that? This guy is Hurting people.
I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me except judges, the police (I've gotten out of a ticket or two), and a pretty woman. In those cases, I'll accept all the symphony I can get.
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