Detached garage being built in Suburb of Detroit, MI
Contractor claims a dispute I am having with him is because "It is Code."
But somehow contractor's claim of "Code" is so un-reasonable for a detached
garage, it makes me think any similar actual rule would be for an attached
Cannot seem to find anything on internet for local building code (county or
city). So, How do I find out if contractor is bull***ting me or if there is
really a building code requirement.
No, I an not sure I do trust him on this issue.
The final word on building codes is *your* local inspector!
So ask at your local office, they are happy to answer questions. Might want
to take pictures so they can see what you are talking about.
Also might help to say specifically here what is in question and the city
you are located in. Maybe someone here is from that area and would know
about the code for your city - in general...
"Phil-In-Mich." wrote in message
Never ceases to amaze me that people will ask what the code is. The
'true facts' are that when it comes to code, if you have to pass
inspection, the only place to go is the office that will be doing the
For the record, I took the advise given in this thread and contacted the
local building inspector's office.
(And yes, after the expected unfriendly greetings, condescending attitude,
and basic rudeness that has to be endured by locals here...)
I was told the contractor had indeed made up his claim that it had to be
done his way in order for the building inspector to pass the building code
To verify I contacted the building inspector in a different local city, and
county; WOW what a difference. Polite, eager to offer advise, and explained
more than I had asked, but I didn't know I need the extra information. Now
I wonder, shouldn't building inspector office's other places be like this?
(Yes, again got confirmation that my contractor had fabricated his code
The contractor wants to do it the cheap way, and is using the Building Code
Inspection to justify doing it his way, not the way I, the paying customer,
wants it done which would cost the contractor some profit.
I also learned that the contractor had taken some 'shortcuts' to obtain the
building permit, but since he was required to obtain the building permit, I
guess I can't complain. But it sure shows a pattern of fabrication and
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