What are codes for building a deck in edmonds Washington?
A building permit may be needed for adding a deck or patio in Edmonds, Washington. The type of permit and codes depends on the height, location and construction of the deck.
Before you decide on the style of railing or baluster, check local building codes for the specs on deck railings. Usually deck railings (guardrails) are required for any deck higher than 30 inches above the ground and for stairs with five or more steps. Local building codes are quite specific about this. Check with the authorities in your area for these specifications. The height of a deck railing is usually between 30 and 40 inches…
Building codes are often interpreted and implemented locally and may not be uniform throughout an entire state. Check with your local municipal or county inspector before you commit to building a particular design. If you do not get a satisfactory answer, consider using BOCA standards as a guide. International Residential Code requires a guard rail once a deck is over 30" off grade.