Homeowners that purchased a home with joists installed after December 1, 2016 are being rapidly removed to alternate housing or have had their closings delayed due to Weyerhaeuser joists that are coated with formaldehyde. The contaminated joists are the TJI ® Joists with Flak Jacket ® Protection.
On July 18, 2017, Weyerhaeuser issued a statement regarding the joists stating that it had determined that the issue only pertains to the joists manufactured after December 1, 2016. A formula change to the Flak Jacket coating included formaldehyde-based resin. Flak Jacket Protection is a coating applied to I-joists to enhance their fire resistance and may be present in the basements of homes that installed these joists.
Weyerhaeuser is working with builders and homeowners to repair or replace the joists and has stopped manufacturing and shipping the joists. This recall has displaced many Colorado homeowners and left others wondering when they will be able to close on their homes.
RELATED NEWS STORIES: Joists made by Weyerhaeuser
CBS Denver, 7/30/17: More Builders Halting Construction Because Of Formaldehyde Joists
Reuters, 7/18/17: Weyerhaeuser issues statement regarding TJI Joists with Flak Jacket protection
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