I think if the "flood" is significant (like standing water) you might
have bigger problems than floor joists getting wet.
Despite "popular wisdom" OSB (even though its not my favorite
material) is pretty decent stuff. I posted while back about some
work I did for a crusty old SE (he HATED OSB) would wanted to prove
"that stuff is crap".
I built some cripple walls out of it, some sample I watered a couple
times a day for a few weeks.....tested them against "un-watered"
ones. No strength difference.
SO .......... OSB bashers (me included) it is a lot better material
than one might think.
I prefer the manufacture joists that use zigzagged 2x4's. You get
more open space to run duct work, plumbing and power. Without having
to figure out where it's ok to make holes. But the I trusses do
require less height which is also nice.
"Widowmakers" amongst the fire service.
To find that place where the rats don't race
and the phones don't ring at all.
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