Planning on building that deck this summer don’t overlook the building permit.
A permit requires that the building inspector visits the site from time to time during construction to ensure that the project meets the Ontario Building Code (OBC) standard. This ensures safety for you and your family, also it provides a basis for you and your contractor to be covered in case of a contracting issue. Lastly, the permit is registered on your house/property deed, so that in the future should you wish to sell your house, the perspective buyer can inquire at the building department to see that the deck as well as other additions have been built to OBC Standards and are safe. Home buyers are getting smarter and this approach to purchasing a home is wise and far more specific than a 3rd party home inspector at the time of purchase. Be sure to visit your local city or township website as they will have building permit information listed.
Yeoman Decks and Fences obtains permits for all the work we do. You can feel confident that all of our work meets or exceeds building code standards and that it has been inspected. Start your project today!
We have placed some links below to some city web pages to help you get started and learn more about the building permits process.