Brand new house to close June 21.
The opening to the bulkhead from the basement is 40" wide. The double sill plate spanning this opening has two floor joists within the opening. Am I crazy to recommend a header be installed?
Handrail posts are not secured with any type of bolt, only 5 galvanized nails. A problem here?? I think so.
Also found a 2x8 floor joist with a 3" crack, from the bottom up.
The house is supposed to be built to National Home Builders Code, by contract. Does anybody know if the “header” or deck post installations follow this code?