I wouldn't think so, maybe WV is different. Codes get changed and interpreted differently by different inspectors. Home inspectors are generally aware of building codes, but they are not code enforcers. If there are safety or health issues, they should be addressed. I have railings in my house that are not up to code. When I bought the house I knew they were too far apart and a child's head could fit through them. We had no problem buying the house and will be changing this when we rebuild the deck.