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Old 03-06-2020, 04:12 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
How many American houses would be considered precarious by Brazilian standards?
The overwhelming majority, including those targetted to high-income folks. It does surprise me how American houses usually resort to so much plywood which is prone to rot due to humidity issues, even though steel-framing is quite easy to implement there.

How many decades ago were they built?
Even some recently-built McMansions could've been built to some higher standard.
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