can i build a brick house in bcalifornia?
ok so i bought a lot very cheap lot i dont have the money to build a house out of wood or whatever there made of ...brick is cheaper is that legal
- TorukoLv 61 year ago
Brick structures rely on their wide flat side and weight to stay put.
Mortar between breeks attends seating but when dried is not an
adhesive. Earthquakes generate different types of forces. One of
which drops brick walls like stacked cards. California building
codes prevent your new home from crushing just the owner dead.
If only it was that easy to eliminate all our incompetent, but no,
California wants you to outlive the life of your home construction
Brick is cheap in California ? Golly, Miss Molly, go figure.
- Girlie ElectricsLv 71 year ago
Brick is cheap, but you need a LOT of it, there's the mortar to account for and it's labour-intensive.
I think your timber will work out cheaper. Or can you build in Structured insulated panels?
- daniel gLv 71 year ago
Yes you can do that, but will take a host of permits and inspections. May even require a contractor to do the building.
Provisions vary county to county, so you need to check with local zoning office.