They don’t address the fact that code enforcement officials don’t always follow the codes, either from willful dismissal of the written codes or ignorance and an inability to comprehend English.
They also don’t address the continual improvements in the various trades and are blind to the obvious. Government drones know much more than trained engineers, donchaknow.
Completely agree. No inspection is every going to catch everything. You can fake a lot and they only know what they focus on. From jurisdiction to jurisdiction the focuses vary and what one inspector cares about I’ve seen another completely sign off on.
You’re spot on when it comes to innovations. Government stamps them down and treats them with suspicion, despite obvious improvements.
In Chicago, by law, we must use copper supply for water. Despite high prices, etc., and the fact that other states allow PEX. Do they hate their citizens? It’s nuts and I believe the free market can solve most code problems.
Things don’t change that much. Plus, if it were wider open people would have to check harder and they’d be less likely to let some illegal do their work just because the boss is ‘licensed and bonded’.