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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 under-floor ventilation

The building code (R408) requires ventilation for the under-floor space in a home, with the minimum size of the openings determined by the net area of the under-floor space.  The opening size must equal at least one square foot for … Continue reading

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