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Old 02-21-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hello, I'd like opinions on this section of our hardwood floors. I have attached pics to show the issue. Our house was built in 2005, we moved in that fall. After moving in, we had this issue in the exact same spot, and the floor contractor came out in spring of 2007, and replaced the section of flooring highlighted in the first pic, due to the boards splitting in the EXACT same spot. See the arrow? thats where the splits are the worst, but they basically are happening all along this door area. So they re-did this whole section, and boom, 2 more winters and look at it, it's splitting about as bad as the first time.

My question is, should I just fill in these huge splits with wood filler, or call the flooring contractor back out? Or is this issue in, or around the door frame? There is no leaking that I can see outright. Any input much appreciated!

The area between the black lines is what was replaced in spring 2007


The below shots are what the area looks like now. These shots are pointed right where the arrow is in the top pic.







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Old 02-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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What is the level of humidity in the home?

Is it kept constant?

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Were in Denver, CO so it's real dry here in the winter, we have a humidity control in the basement, and I keep it at the recommended level, about 20%. We open the doors windows in the summer, so it gets more air for those months. I know for a fact that it's been dryer in here this winter, because the rest of the ground floor is pretty much all the same hard wood, and we've had a TON of snap, crackle and pop this winter compared to last. I just put the humidity control up a wee bit.
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Run your humidity between 30-40%. Looking at the pictures, to me it looks like a door issue. The molding at the bottom of the door looks to have been wet. It wouldn't be the first time i've seen a door leak like this.
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Is this your main enterance? If so your problem is why most foyer are tile/linolium you may need to consider that option
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Were in Denver, CO so it's real dry here in the winter, we have a humidity control in the basement, and I keep it at the recommended level, about 20%.
That's recommended?
Sounds low to me-
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Put a level on the floor. See if it is settling.
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Is this your main enterance? If so your problem is why most foyer are tile/linolium you may need to consider that option
It's not the main entrance, but its where we go out to the grill. It's opened pretty frequently.
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That's recommended?
Sounds low to me-
The control unit does it by temperature. If it's below 20 degrees it says keep it at 20%. I agree with you, I am going to keep the humidity setting higher from now on.
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Sounds like you need to up the humidity a little. It also looks like one of the boards has separated a little as well. More humidity and see how that works.

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