Building Code Compliance

When planning the first stages of new construction, location, materials and funding are all matters of extreme importance. After all, a structure cannot be erected without the actual bolts and steel, professional workers, proper approved equipment and financial backing. In addition to these considerations, it is also essential that all building codes are in compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Building codes are a set of rules and regulations that clarify the standards for objects that are to be constructed, such as an office building or personal residence. All architectural ventures planned for development must conform to the local code or codes to obtain permission from the governmental council. A building code is enforced to ensure the safety and general welfare of the population as it relates to the construction of buildings and any other structures.

Some examples of work that requires a permit and must comply with codes are garage or deck construction for a residence, the demolition of a building, additional wings to be added to a structure or the remodeling and repair of a commercial establishment. Retaining walls, sheds, alarm installation and most signage also usually require a permit and are subject to local codes and regulations.

Building codes are adhered to and followed by many types of professionals, such as architects, engineers, construction companies and safety inspectors. They are also used for different purposes by subcontractors, real estate professionals and insurance companies, among others. Codes regulating the design and construction of buildings vary depending on the specific location of the work, so it is imperative to follow the codes regulating the exact geographic area.

Arrow Masonry and Exteriors has been successfully completing projects in the Chicago area for more than 50 years with very positive results.  Arrow always goes to great lengths to ensure the masonry building work performed is code compliant, while at the same time protecting the structure’s investment value and its aesthetic appeal. Arrow also performs critical inspections on rooftops and brick and concrete walls for its clients to ensure they are up to date with all codes and will advise on any repairs that need to be completed.

Call Arrow Masonry today at 312-329-0750 for any questions regarding correcting code violations, building code compliance and for all your tuckpointing and masonry needs.