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1

The basic components of a foundation include all of the following EXCEPT
a. ridge boards.
b. footings.
c. piers.
d. concrete slabs.

a. ridge boards.

2

North Carolina building codes are promulgated by the
a. subdivision developers.
b. city.
c. county.
d. state.

d. state.

3

In North Carolina, a general contractor’s license is required for constructing any building
for others valued at or above
a. $20,000.
b. $25,000.
c. $30,000.
d. $50,000.

c. $30,000.

4

The MOST expensive style house to build is the
a. ranch.
b. split-level.
c. tri-level.
d. two-story.

a. ranch.

5

A balloon frame consists of
a. studs extending from the top of the foundation sill to the roof.
b. joists attached to the top plate of the wall.
c. large framing posts placed 18-inches apart.
d. reinforced concrete slab.

a. studs extending from the top of the foundation sill to the roof.

6

Insulation is measured by
a. BTUS.
b. R-values.
c. SEERs.
d. Cos.

b. R-values.

7

Chemical treatment of the soil near the foundation walls and piers is required in North
Carolina to deal with
a. flooding.
b. framing.
c. termite infestation.
d. mold.

c. termite

8

The purpose of building permits is to
a. generate revenue for the municipality.
b. control the activities of building inspectors.
c. ensure compliance with building codes.
d. prevent encroachments.

c. ensure compliance with building codes.

9

A city issued a building permit to a homeowner for the addition of a family room and
additional bedroom with full bath. Before the addition can be built and used,
a. no further permission from the city is needed.
b. the adjacent neighbors must give written consent for the addition.
c. the municipality must issue an occupancy permit.
d. the municipality must finalize a special-use permit.

c. the municipality must issue an occupancy permit.

10

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding building permits in North
Carolina?
a. A property owner does not need a building permit to construct his own personal
residence.
b. Unpermitted space may be uninsurable for hazard insurance purposes. 
c. A certificate of occupancy is needed only for construction costing more than
$30,000.
d. Permits are to ensure compliance with restrictive covenants.

b. Unpermitted space may be uninsurable for hazard insurance purposes.