Home Inspections and Child Safety

Many things in our homes are totally legal and conform to building codes, but are still unsafe for small children.  Little Mack seemed to find one of these “in-home hazards.” He bumped his head on the stone fireplace hearth, like countless children before him, and came away with the black eye to prove it.   When you think of it, the stone fireplace hearth is never kid-friendly. It is usually the only surface in the home that is elevated just Read More …

Building Codes and Older Homes

Murray Foubister, Celista B.C.spectacular rainbows at sunset in the rain (11266143503), CC BY-SA 2.0

Alaskan homes are a lot like a rainbow after a good rain. Depending on how you look at that rainbow will depend on which beautiful colors you see. With your home, depending on what date it was built will depend on what color, or building standard, you will see when you look at the structure. Think of all the many building code books written over all these years, and see how they appear as different colors of the rainbow. Most Read More …

Codebooks and Regulations – For Your Reference

You love dry and tedious technical manuals, right? I bet you just can’t wait to dive into these resources. Are you day-dreaming right now about spending a relaxing evening, nestled in your favorite armchair, and pouring over dusty volumes of numbers and stats? What? You don’t like boring codebooks? Really. I had no idea. Well, then what are you doing on this page? Did you get lost looking for our online scheduling page? Is it perhaps that you are one Read More …