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Old 2006-06-18, 10:14 PM
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Question Screws or Nails?

I notice the builder is using nails for the subfloors. I didn't see any screws being used, but I remember reading somewhere that they're supposed to screw and nail the floors. Do they use screws later on in the building process?
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Screws usually go in before the main floor covering does. Nails are just used during the construction process when heavy equipment and loads are moved around.
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Old 2006-06-18, 10:58 PM
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What Greg said, when we did our frame walk Mattamy told us the same thing.

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Old 2006-06-18, 11:07 PM
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So no need to worry about a few nails that miss the floor joist then I guess!

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Old 2006-06-19, 07:40 AM
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oh that's a relief. There are a few houses out there that are REALLY bad.
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Old 2006-06-19, 08:11 AM
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we just went to our place yesterday... they had finished sanding the joints in the subfloor and put in about a million screws!
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Old 2006-06-20, 02:52 AM
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That's good to know, thanks! I will probably add a few extra screws myself just to be safe.
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Old 2006-06-20, 12:28 PM
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That's good to know, thanks! I will probably add a few extra screws myself just to be safe.
I did the exact same thing when I moved into my house. The few dollars it cost for a couple of boxes of screws, outweighs dealing with creaky floors in the future by a longshot.

BTW, it should/may stipulate in your contract if they do use screws and where. I know it did in mine, not that it is a Mattamy home.
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Old 2006-06-20, 12:33 PM
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Just be careful. When we had our meeting with the builder, the were very specific about us not doing any work in the house. The mentioned screwing down the floor as an example...apparently some yoyo used drywall screws to do it and screwed it up totally..

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Old 2006-06-20, 02:02 PM
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and you should wait until they actually do your sub-floors... so you can see what they have done... i can't imagine putting any more in ours than they already did.

if you put them in before it might mess them up when they sand the joints or something...
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