Code-offered alternatives to digging below the frost line.
Rules for protecting occupants from injury in slippery locations.
Alternative code-approved header designs for better energy performance.
When following the code causes a disruption or a drip, it's helping to avoid bigger problems down the road.
Solar PV now has a solid footing in the residential market, and the building codes have caught up—here's what you need to know.
With the complicated arrays of wires, ducts, and plumbing pipes they conceal, laundry room walls are common places for building code violations.
Code expert Glenn Mathewson takes a closer look at the evolving code provisions for deck boards, joists, beams, posts, and foundations.
While they're both found on typical staircases, porches, and decks, guards and handrails have different purposes and code requirements.
Installing a tank water heater might seem easy, but some of these common mistakes could be life-threatening.
Code expert Glenn Mathewson describes how to provide makeup air for a kitchen exhaust fan to prevent backdrafting of water heaters, furnaces, and other fuel-burning appliances.
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