Code-offered alternatives to digging below the frost line.
Builder Mike Guertin outlines fire-safety code requirements and suggests acceptable fireblocking and draftstopping methods and materials.
Rules for protecting occupants from injury in slippery locations.
Pollutants are all around us, but regulation of air quality largely stops at the front door.
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.
A skilled carpenter offers advice for framing a safe and code-compliant staircase when renovating an existing elevated deck.
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