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Residential Code requirement for protection of wood in crawl space

The Residential Building Code requires wood to be protected from decay at seven locations around a home.  Protection can be accomplished by certain species of wood which are naturally resistant to decay, or by the use of wood preservatives.  Wood … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for wall top plate

The residential building code (R602.3.2) requires the use of two top plates when constructing a wall.  The joints between the upper and lower studs cannot occur within 24 inches of each other. The code also makes an exception to the … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for boring floor joist

One issue I often encounter is the over boring of floor joist. Section R502.8 of the International Residential Code, stipulates the location and maximum size of holes bored in floor joist. Sorry plumbers, but typically your trade is the culprit … Continue reading

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