Code violations greatly hinder the construction process. They are a number of violations which are very minor and can be avoided at an initial stage. Based on the experience of our experts, we can perform a thorough inspection of your deck or porch and pin-point the changes/additions or deletions required. We are confident that after the implementation of expert’s advice, they are bright chances of the inspections to pass in the first attempt.
Decking Code Violations
Some of the common code violations are listed below and we do our best to avoid them
- No Protection against Decay: IRC Section 319 requires that protection against decay is required for all sorts of materials which are exposed to weather. The actual requirement is of the treatment of preservative to the lumber. The treated lumber can resist decay and prolong for many years. A check for appropriate treatment levels is a good way to avoid code violation.
- Very less or inadequate fasteners: In construction plans, the specifications for fasteners are usually not given importance. The usage of undersized or non-treated nails is often pin-pointed by the inspecting team. Such nails do not last long and rust away in a year. In the recent years, there have been cases of collapse of decks where non-weather resistant fasteners have been used.
- Corrosion resistant hardware: IRC Section R502.2.2 requires positive anchoring of non-freestanding decks to the primary structure. It disallows toe -nailing or using un-treated nails to make this connection. It provides clear specifications to the use of lag screws, washers and bolts at the time of attaching the deck ledger to the primary structure.
- Inadequate or Non-approved Structure: The IRC (SectionR502.5) prohibits 4x4s or 6x6s to be used as girders. All structural beams and girders must be constructed with multiple 2x4s to 2x12s.