Writing for the Journal of Light Construction, Charlie Wardell lists ten code violations to avoid on a job site. According to the National Association of Homebuilder (NAHB) and the International Code Council, a 2013 survey found that about 45% of residential field inspection result in a code violation. From missing documentation, weakened joists and beams, missing or inadequate fire blocking, and more these violations can cost you on the job site.

But even though things are getting better, 45% is still a big number, leaving plenty of room for improvement. With that in mind, JLC looked at published lists of the top code violations from various municipalities across the country and contacted building inspectors to find out what items have been giving builders the most trouble. Our findings confirmed those of the ICC and NAHB researchers.

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