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Residential Code requirement for footing drains

The Residential Building Code (R405.1) requires footing drains around all foundations that retain earth, and enclose habitable or usable space located below grade.  Several different materials can be used for drains including; drainage tiles, gravel or crushed stone drains, perforated … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for protection of pipes

The Residential Building Code requires the protection of pipe which is located in concealed locations.  This requirement can be found in several sections of the code including; M1308.2, G2415.7, and P2603.2.1. According to both the mechanical and plumbing sections of … Continue reading

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