Builders and homeowners who have performed renovations likely know that Florida building codes are some of the most stringent in the United States. They may not know why. The professional that you hire to perform Hillsborough County home inspections will adhere to these strict codes for good reason. Florida building codes are reviewed and updated as needed every three years to reflect changes in safe building practices. This is for your benefit and not to make renovating your home more difficult.
Some History of Florida Building Codes
The State of Florida has required all builders and renovators to adhere to a set of minimum-standard building codes since 1974. These codes were established so that all residential and commercial buildings would be constructed following certain safety and quality standards. But Hurricane Andrew in 1992 broke all records for property losses and created a huge insurance crisis. Buildings that were not compliant with the code were leveled. Many buildings that were built according to the new codes were also destroyed.
The Florida Building Code was updated on March 1, 2002, and is maintained by the Florida Building Commission. It is updated every three years and can even be amended every year with new mandates or changes for safety. Your professional who carries out Hillsborough County home inspections will refer to these manuals to ensure that buildings meet the current 2017 standards:
- Existing Building
- Fuel & Gas
- Energy Conservation
- High Velocity Hurricane Zones
Each set of codes mandate the building practices, standards of materials, and other safety protocols to be followed when constructing new buildings or renovating existing properties.
Dependable Hillsborough County Home Inspections
Beryl Project Engineering is your source for dependable Hillsborough County home inspections. Your dream home should be inspected as a part of the normal process for purchasing a home to ensure it is in a safe, usable condition. You can also sell your home with confidence with information provided from a Beryl home inspection. Our Certified Master Inspectors are intimately familiar with all current Florida Building Codes and can ensure that your home meets those criteria.
Beryl Project Engineering has been providing Hillsborough County home inspections for over 7 years. Our home inspections meet or exceed InterNACHI Standards of Practice to give you peace of mind and come with the InterNACHI Buy Back Guarantee. We schedule your home inspection on your time table. This includes evenings and weekends for your convenience. Our inspection professionals will provide your easy-to-read computerized inspection report within 36 hours of completing the inspection.
- Periodic new home construction inspection
- Pre-sale inspection
- Structural Evaluations
- Home Warranty Evaluations
- 203K Consulting
- VA / FHA home inspections
Beryl Project Engineering is your choice for experienced and reliable Hillsborough County home inspections. Send us a message online or call 813-616-3301 to schedule an appointment for our services.