Industry Standards:

The language or style of the model is widely accepted alternately, the term refers to a specific product or quality of work, that is used more than any other for a particular purpose in the building trade. This includes building practices. Read the agreement you have with your contractor carefully to see what quality of building supplies are going to be used, when building your home.

Industry standards identifies the core dimensions, materials and methodologies and quality of work those companies may use and supports business practices among the majority for Industry standards. These standards are used among professional builders and other professionals to produce quality workmanship and the quality of the finished product.

Building Codes:

It identifies a building code that is, a set of rules that specify the MINIMUM STANDARDS for constructed objects, such as buildings and non-building structures. The main purpose of building codes are to protect the public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures, not the quality of work or the quality of supplies used to build your home.

Most codes came into effect after the damage has been done, after “someone was hurt” or affected another property. Some codes make no sense and conflict with Industry Standards. Many times, the codes that are set in place help keep quality standards low for some builders. Many stick to the code and use the saying, “It is to code”. Keep in mind that codes have less of a quality standard and is basically used for safety reasons.

“Code brings safety to the public but can also bring poor quality to the consumer”.

Always have your home inspected and never let anyone talk you out of one, new or old.

“Read the agreement you have with your contractor carefully

To see what quality of building supplies are going to be used, when building your home.”

Black Hills Professional Home Inspections llc

Black Hills Thermal Imaging

Rapid City, South Dakota