10 Construction Code Violations Your Home May Have Too

MISSING HANDRAILS

Building codes typically stipulate that handrails or guardrails between 30 and 37 inches in height must be installed on stairways with more than two steps and around any decks higher than 30 inches.

Home sellers take note: Because handrails prevent dangerous falls, a prospective buyer’s lending company may require that a handrail be installed before the lender will underwrite the mortgage.

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