Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
An update on current standards and how to meet them
Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace
Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to...
Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View
When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof...
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.
The Case of the Sobbing Siding
On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof...
Tips For Building Deck Stairs
The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention...
Testing Home Ductwork For Leaks
Current versions of the model code require air-tightness testing of heating and...
More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB
The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using...
Fire Sprinkler Debate: Still Smoldering
Firefighters and home builders are still at odds over the issue of proposed code...