Saturday, May 26, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about STRUCTURE AND ROOMS:

 Why is the grout cracking and coming loose at my floor tile?

 What are the building code requirements for notching and boring holes in a wall stud? 

 What causes dark or light "ghost" lines on ceilings and walls?

 Why is a garage floor sloped?  

 Can you access or exit a bedroom through another bedroom?

 What is the difference between a carport and a garage? 

 What are simple ways to find the cause of a ceiling stain?

 What is the minimum size of habitable rooms in a house according to the building code? 

 Why is a carpeted bathroom a bad idea?

 Why is my garage ceiling sagging? 

 How can I identify what kind of wood flooring I am looking at?

 Why does the laminate wood floor move when I walk across it? 

 Is painted bathroom tile acceptable?

 Why does my concrete floor slab sweat and get slippery?

 What is the minimum ceiling height for rooms in a house? 

 Why are there score line grooves in the concrete floor of the garage?

 How much can I cut out of a floor joist? 

 How can I tell if my floors are sloping?

 Why do the floors slope in this old house? 

 What are the common problems when a homeowner converts a garage to conditioned living space, such as a family room?

• How can I tell if a wall is load-bearing? Which walls can I take out? 

• What is the code requirement for fire separation in attic between sides of a duplex?

• When was a fire separation in the attic first required between sides of a duplex? 

• What are the code requirements for fire separation between an attached garage and the house?

 Can a bedroom door open into the garage?

• How can formaldehyde gas in a house be a problem? 

Does an attached garage that is only used for storage or as a workshop, and not for parking a car, still have to comply with building code requirements for a garage?

• What is the minimum height above ground for wood floor joists and girders/beams? 

What causes a vertical crack in drywall? 

Where are the places to look to find structural cracks in a house?

• What causes drywall cracks in the ceilings and walls of a house? 

Where is a 6-mil polyethylene (Visqueen) vapor retarder not required under a concrete floor slab on grade?

Why is there a "WARNING! POST-TENSION SLAB" sticker in my house?

• What causes cracks to open along the line between the ceiling and walls? 

 What is truss uplift?

• How can I tell if cracks in the wall or floor are getting worse or staying the same?

 Should I buy a house with bouncy, spongy, or squeaky floors?

What are the requirements for a room to be classified as a bedroom? 

Can I remove the interior walls under a roof truss? 

What are the code requirements for light fixtures in a closet?

• What is the definition of a habitable space int the building code? 

• What is the code minimum ceiling height in a laundry room?

What is the code minimum ceiling height in a bathroom?

• What is the minimum width of a hallway? 

What causes a garage floor to crack?

What does concrete spalling look like? 


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