VACAVILLE, CA, Oct 26, 2016—If you're planning to build a new home or add onto your existing property, you may wonder if you should pay mind to building codes. What are they, and why are they in place?
According to Stephen Spencer, Bev Dorsett & Sue and Steve Kappel, Broker/Owners of Coldwell Banker - Kappel Gateway, you should always pay mind to codes. Here, Sue and Steve Kappel breaks down why.
“Building codes set minimum public-safety standards for such things as building design, construction, use and occupancy, and maintenance,” explains Sue and Steve Kappel. The codes are established and enforced by local politicians and government officials, who also tend to modify them constantly. The codes are usually enforced by denying permits, occupancy certificates, and by imposing fines.
“While codes vary from one state, county, city and town to the next, specialized codes generally exist for plumbing, electricity and fire,” says Sue and Steve Kappel. “Each usually involves separate inspections and inspectors.”
There are building codes for most remodeling jobs as well. If you’ve tackled significant remodeling projects, make sure you save proof of the permits involved in the project. “If you ever choose to sell, there’s a good chance potential buyers may request them,” explains Sue and Steve Kappel.
Failure to obtain the appropriate permits before you undertake a project could later result in fines or other serious consequences, such as having a structure ordered to be torn down because it was constructed improperly.
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