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Residential Code requirement for guardrail opening

The residential building code (R312.1.3) limits the maximum space allowed between openings in guardrails.  These areas include; the space between the bottom of the rail and walking surface, as well as the space between balusters.  The size of any of … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for foundation footing size

The minimum thickness of a footing (R403.1.1) should be no less than 6 inches while the projection is required to extend out at least 2 inches. The size requirements for residential footings can be found in Table R403.1.  The footing … Continue reading

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