Code Check

An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House

Code Check

By:  Kardon, Redwood
Morrissey, Paddy
Hansen, Douglas

Product ID:  071630
$21.95 Spiral bound
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Taunton Press

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8.5 X 11.0 in
32 pg

HOUSE & HOME / Reference
HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction

Now you can gain access to the most up-to-date changes in the 2015 International Residential Code with the newly revised eighth edition of Code Check: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House.

For builders, remodelers, home inspectors, and building inspectors, this essential reference delivers accurate information on current residential building codes for foundations, framing, plumbing, and wiring, as well as exterior and interior walls, fireplaces, and chimneys.

Code Check: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House 8th Edition emphasizes central safety principles found in U.S. building codes—in a user-friendly format—this valuable tool gives you all the facts you need to avoid common code violations. So you can get every job done right the first time—without expensive, time-consuming callbacks.

Redwood Kardon is a former building inspector for Oakland, CA., and is the leading professional lecturer nationwide on building codes. He also owns and maintains "," a website devoted to promoting the Code Check manual. Coauthors Douglas Hansen and Michael Casey have 25 and 18 years of field experience, respectively. All three authors teach seminars for inspectors around the country, using the "Code Check" series as their primary material. Paddy Morrissey was the senior illustrator for and has been the sole illustrator for the "Code Check" series. Skip Walker is a certified residential combination inspector, who has a particular interest in smoke alarm performance issues and deck safety.


Paddy Morrissey was senior illustrator for All three live in the San Francisco Bay area.


Douglas Hansen lives in Palo Alto, CA.