Toilet, Sink, & Shower 2012 IRC Building Codes

2012 International Residential Code requirements for toilets, sinks, and showers in bathrooms. Includes headroom, size, and clearance specifications. The information on this page is taken from the official government code book in sections R305 – R307 beginning on page 54 of the 2012 IRC. Bathrooms with sloped ceilings must maintain 6′ 8″ at the center […]
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When to use Pressure Treated Lumber

Learn when to use pressure treated lumber according to the 2012 International Residential Code. Based on information found in section R317 beginning on page 65 of the 2012 IRC book. Note that pressure treated pine is my building material of choice but can be substituted with naturally durable heart woods from redwood, cedar, black locust, and black […]
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Moisture Control for the Crawl Space 2012 Building Codes

Controlling moisture in the crawl space underneath a house is important to prevent structural damage caused by rot and the development of dangerous molds. Proper planning on new home construction or careful analysis on existing homes will prove invaluable. Moisture in Crawl Spaces Moisture makes its way into crawl spaces primarily by two means. During heavy rains […]
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