Is plywood taken from job site ‘above board’?

Framers who cart off materials may have valid explanation

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DEAR BARRY: I'm not sure if this is a question for you, but here goes. My son is having a house built. Yesterday, while approaching the location of the lot, I observed the house framers loading good pieces of plywood in their truck. Since this was at the end of the workday, I assume that they were taking the wood for their personal use. Is it legal for them to do this? Or should I report this action to the builder? --Joel DEAR JOEL: There are other possible explanations for the framers having removed materials from the property. For example, the plywood they were loading may have been surplus that the builder intended to use on another project. On the other hand, if your son purchased the plywood himself, then removal from the building site would be suspect. The only way to know for sure is to consult the builder and your son. Hopefully, everything is above board. DEAR BARRY: I am a property manager with a client who has a maintenance contract with a termite company. The...