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We've all seen the TV shows where they tear down the old house on Saturday and pour the new foundation and basement floor on Monday.
By Saturday everything is roofed, dry walled, plumbed, painted, carpeted, and furnished. The family, which often includes medically challenged individuals and those with compromised immune systems, presumably moves in Sunday morning to finish the show.
With all the concerns for formaldehyde, paint, sealants, insulation, and adhesives VOC's would Building Inspectors give a certificate of occupancy for a building built in 5 or 6 days? Wouldn't the foundation out gassing alone be cause for concern? Not to mention all the products that get put into the very short build process in a very tight house.
I believe these houses need some time for the out gassing to occur and be released before someone should be spending 24 hours a day inside. I don't know what that time should be but suspect that its a matter of weeks rather than a matter of minutes.
Am I wrong and just paranoid about indoor air quality of new construction or would Building Inspectors really care about this and delay a certificate of occupancy until satisfied?