Items covered in the Code’s Means of Egress include:

Width of hallways and doorways
Doors and Swinging doors
Projection allowances of handrails or other protruding objects
Headroom allowances (Minimum of 7’ in one- and two-family dwellings)
Accessibility (ramps, surfaces, elevation changes

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For all of the tile mechanics, plumbers, and bathroom remodelers: Toilet flanges are required (and designed) to to sit on top of the finished flooring material. In other words, the bottom of the flange is suppose to be at the same level as the base of the toilet.
Double stacking of wax rings is n...

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Insulating with mineral wool has superior benefits to fiberglass and even spray foam.

1. Mineral wool insulation has fire-retardant properties inherent to the product. Spray foam is extremely toxic and flammable!
2. Mineral wool has the ability to dry out after getting wet from moisture. With fi...

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Contractor License requirements in Virginia:

Class A Contractors License: required when the total value of a single contract or project is $120,000 or more, or is $750,000 or more over a 12-month period. The Qualified Individual identified for this license must have at least 5 years of experienc...

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Leaking roofs lead to very costly repairs. These repairs are often not covered by homeowners insurance because a leaking roof is considered a maintenance issue. Therefore, these type of expensive repairs on structural walls require out of pocket expenses.
Keeping up on exterior maintenance and r...

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Aging in Place means proactively creating a home environment that can adapt to you as you grow older, giving you the comfort of staying in your familiar surroundings as long as you choose. Whether retrofitting your existing home or building a new home, here’s what you need to know about aging in ...

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Beautifully hand crafted bookcases: Open, adjustable shelving above and below is storage behind doors with touch-latch hardware.
Shelving is 1.50 inches in thickness to help prevent bowing.
Wood species is soft maple, and finish painted Dove white.

Here is an example of an very complex residential plumbing project: shower valves use Kohler DTV+ digital controls and electronic 6 port solenoid valve; water heaters are dual tankless heaters; shower fixtures are capable of 15 gallons of water per minute - 8 body sprays, 1 rain head, and one han...

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