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Building Codes: How They Will Help Youbuilding_codes02
The regulation of building construction is not a recent phenomenon. It can be traced through recorded history for more than 4,000 years. Through time, people have become increasingly aware of ways to avoid the catastrophic consequences of building-construction failures. Read More...


The Benefibldg_permitsts of Building Permits
By reading this information you’ve already taken the first step toward increasing the resilience and investment value of your construction project and guarding against a lawsuit or injury. The following information describes simple steps you can take to obtain a building permit and how permits can work for you. You’ll be surprised at how easy the whole
process is. Read on to discover the “Benefits of Building Permits.” 

Safe Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs Save Lives
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Pools and spas are great for play, exercise and therapy. However, an alarming number of water related deaths and injuries occur in and around pools each year. Properly following building safety codes , such as the International Code Council’s International Swimming Pool and Spa Code™, can help prevent such tragedies and ensure family and friends have a safer, more enjoyable experience when using pools, spas and hot tubs. Read More... 


Mold:
moldTips on Prevention and Control
Mold is caused when microscopic, airborne spores land on moist surfaces and spread rapidly. Molds can have useful purposes. Life-saving penicillin is derived from mold. Many foods, such as blue cheese, require mold as part of their manufacturing process. And as owners of compost piles know, mold plays an important role in the cycle of nature,
helping to break down organic materials. Read More...


Flood Cleanup: Safety and Salvaging
During times of melting-snow runoff and torrential rains, rivers and streams overflow their banks causing water to coverflood the surrounding land. Added to this already-contaminated water are the remains of damaged and destroyed homes,
industries, automobiles, and waste material. Before entering an area to begin cleanup efforts, check for downed electrical wires, floating propane tanks, and exposed gas mains. Remember to check the structural safety of damaged buildings before entering. Read More...