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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them More

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Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to... More

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Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof... More

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Mississippi Adopts Statewide Building Code Law

After receiving negative attention for lax code policies, Mississippi has moved to require enforcement of model building codes statewide. More

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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... More

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Tips For Building Deck Stairs

The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention... More

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Testing Home Ductwork For Leaks

Current versions of the model code require air-tightness testing of heating and... More

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More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using... More

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Fire Sprinkler Debate: Still Smoldering

Firefighters and home builders are still at odds over the issue of proposed code... More

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South Carolina Mulls Fire Sprinkler Mandate
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