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Old 10-29-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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New Construction ---- Rooms not SQUARE!

We have had many probs with our new house from cracked concrete, unlevel floors, leaking windows..etc... I went into the bathroom the other day and noticed the linoleum looked crooked against the tub so I pulled out the tape measure and measured.... 145 3/16 corner to corner and 146 7/16 corner to corner. I went to every other room and noticed that not one room is square... Am I nitpicking or is this shoddy framing? What will be the effects of this (besides me knowing)? I know nothing can be done but wtf?


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Old 10-29-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have it figured out.
Not much can be done at this point expect don't use lino with straight lines that highlight the out of square.


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I'm betting the concrete foundation is out of square also. No major deal, you have what you have. I always check the rooms after I snap out for them before framing to correct, if needed. The kitchen, laundry, baths, furnace and some hallways/others need to be square or at least close for the vinyl/wood flooring. Bedrooms too, sometimes (usually carpeted- easy to purposely leave out of sq. so other rooms are) --- that doesn't leave a lot of working area to fix in. Always square the kitchen and baths-----the most visible rooms as you noticed. Jl said it above....

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