5 Common Building Code Violations

Check your home for these potentially hazardous situations

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Brad nail gun
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Drill bit set
  • Jigsaw
  • Pry bar
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife
  • Tin snips
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • Wood glue

You'll also need a GFCI circuit tester and bottle jack.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New GFCI
  • Roof vent
  • Metal flashing