railing height code

Railing Height Code

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Mazza Inspection Group Cares About Your Safety

When a Mazza inspector is working for you, our main priority is safety. We take code issues into account because many codes have to do with keeping the home or structure safe for the occupants. There are safety issues that can be related to structure, electrical, plumbing and other areas of construction.

Did you know that there is a specific required height for railing?

Railing height code requires that handrail height, measured vertically from the sloped plane adjoining the tread nosing, or finish surface of ramp slope, shall be not less than 34inches (864 mm)and not more than 38 inches.

This code and numerous codes are required to protect the safety of your families and loved ones. We do our best to make you aware of such deficiencies within a home. Although a seller may not be required to repair such issues, at least you, the buyer can be aware and take care of it yourself once you become the owner. Our job is to inform you of potential hazards that may exist so safety can also be your first priority. These safety precautions can help keep small children safe.

2010 CA Residential Building CodeR311.7.7.1 Height. H

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