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Old 08-30-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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I hired a contractor to build a small cottage. It is going VERY well except that we have been getting a lot of rain.

The result is that many pieces of the floor (3/4 inch tonge and groove plywood) has major buckles (up to 1 inch high). The contractor says "no problem, they will just shave these off"...

Any words of advice?

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can you post pictures?

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Old 08-30-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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I hired a contractor to build a small cottage. It is going VERY well except that we have been getting a lot of rain.

The result is that many pieces of the floor (3/4 inch tonge and groove plywood) has major buckles (up to 1 inch high). The contractor says "no problem, they will just shave these off"...

Any words of advice?
Shave what off? Does that mean take the buckled sheets off and replace them?
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #4
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...many pieces of the floor (3/4 inch tonge and groove plywood) has major buckles (up to 1 inch high). The contractor says "no problem, they will just shave these off"...
So let me get this right...you have 3/4" floor that will be shaved off 1"...doesn't that make a -1/4" or in simpler terms...a hole?

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Are the sheets actually buckling or are the sheets delaminating/splitting and curling up at the at the edges for one inch? As Rippy's math shows we don't want to make a hole. Unless you're looking to install a firepole. What are you planning to install on top?
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Having a sheet buckle 1" up and saying that they will shave them down is not even worth listening too or remotely believable. If a sheet of plywood is sticking up in the air 1" and it's still attached to the joists nice and tight, then the joists has a huge 1" crown in it and should be ripped out and replaced, not shaved down.

This whole thing about shaving a 3/4" sheet 1" isn't even worth a conversation because it can't be true. If it is, then the OP has a lot more problems on their hands.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:27 PM   #7
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Let me get pictures... 1 inch may be a bit exagerated.

Better description. Plywood is nailed. Looks like plywood expanded. Nails are holding true, so plywood buckles.

I will be at the house next week, will take pics.

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