> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:
> Here in NJ, Ryan homes is the largest builder of those particle board
> built houses. They go up here in about two weeks from start to finish.
> They look nice, but have no character.
Ya Larry we have Ryan build homes out of my way too.
I worked on some of them in the day but most I had to actually walk off the job because they were built so poorly with only a single layer of OSB subFloor on tiny floor joists with no bridging, thin, cracked, Unlevel concrete slab and Or didn’t even go to all the way to the wall with just foam shoved in void, most never had permanent heating and cooling installed or on which is a must on most floor coverings,
Couldn't install tile, wood or most any flooring or cpt because so bad and they/superintendent couldn’t understand flooring specifications that you had to have double thickness of floor about an inch and a quarter bare minimum thickness with permanent heat on to install most hard floorings and that’s before the underlayment, screen and mud, cement board anything that’s what you need to start out/begin with not just put floors on one thin 5/8 layer of OSB (orientated, strand board)
What people call particleboard is really orientated strand board (they haven’t used particleboard for years) and why they use it because it’s supposedly waterproof (which really isn’t) so they could put the house up in all weather what may be fine for just the first layer it’s not fine as a finish product.
There are very many good home builders I’ve worked on that build quality homes even the cheaper ones but there’s just as many if not more crappy home builders,
Sometime I’ll post a pictures of the last houses that were allowed to build in my development that I did the ceramic tile, wood, inlaid vinyl flooring and cpt 20 years ago,
Those last few houses were done by a smaller custom homebuilder that only did a few houses a year, he took his time and the houses are built like a rock, best built houses in my development and most have most original floorings, walls wall-covering, siding, roof everything.
Crappy or not there’s way more regulations and specifications that new house builders have to follow and all new homes by me and have to be guaranteed 10 years for Materials and workmanship but a few years ago they were only guaranteed for two years So new houses are supposedly better than five year old homes but who knows,
They just keep putting houses up destroying land and habitat while one out of three houses are being abandoned in all surrounding cities!