Treated timber rain exposure

Discussion in 'Development' started by Joey2020, 2nd Mar, 2022.

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  1. Joey2020

    Joey2020 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ,

    With the current rainfall , does it have an impact on timber frames being left outside ?

    Has anyone ever experienced a lot of rain during a build while at the frame stage ?

    If so , how long and what were impacts ?

    What if it keep raining for another 2 months with no work and the timber is compromised, does the builder order new frames ?

    Thanks
     
  2. vbplease

    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    A few months is generally fine.. it happens all the time in Brisbane with builders taking a break over Christmas.. and this coincides with torrential rain.

    here is a bit of a guide. Leaving frames exposed to the weather
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Covering wet timber with a tarp may slow down the drying, cause mould & warping - best to prevent them getting wet IE keep them off the ground, covered & dry.