How to Avoid Chicago Building Violations

You have the perfect idea for a do-it-yourself project renovating, replacing or adding on to your deck, porch or stairways.  You draft a plan, get ready gather all the materials and are ready to get working on your dream design.  But what are you missing? What are the other steps you need to take in order to make your project a reality?

The following are some of the common City of Chicago Department of Buildings standards and regulations and violations you need to consider:

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Confusing yet? There’s more:

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While they may seem like a lot, these standards and regulations will help make sure you and your family are safe – as well as visitors to your home. But if all the little details become too overwhelming and begin to make your new hobby or project a chore, you’re in luck! We can take care of all these details for you so you can focus on what really matters -making your dream a reality, from design to completion. Come see us at the beginning of your project and we can begin expediting the building permit process for your porch system. Our staff is trained to handle all Department of Buildings procedures as quickly (and inexpensively) as possible.

If you know you want to make a change to your home – but need help imagining what this would look like – we can also assist. Our strong engineering and architecture background allow us to help you visualize your home’s new look, with your input, and we will take care of all the little details that are holding you back.  Contact us at (773) 251-9879 today!