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Inspection Requirements

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    During the construction phase, inspections are required at the following stages: 

    Building Inspections 
    • Footing - before any concrete is placed 
    • Foundation - before any framing is placed on foundation - If a basement, a foundation waterproofing inspection is required prior to backfill 
    • Slab - prior to pouring concrete (includes porch slabs) 
    • Framing:  
    A. Open floor inspection
    B. Sheathing Inspection: building dried in, before house wrap.
    C. Framing: after all framing is complete and before insulation is installed (All plumbing, mechanical and electrical rough-in work must be complete) - Foundation survey required prior to or at time of scheduling framing inspection
    • Angle - (for masonry veneer support) - after the angle is in place and before placement of masonry
    • Insulation:   
    A. Concealed areas: under stairs, chases, behind tubs or showers, etc. May be combined with Sheathing Inspection
    B. Insulation: after all insulation is installed and before wall or ceiling material is installed -  Air barrier in place and sealed at concealed spaces
    Final inspection - after the building is complete 

    Electrical Inspections 
    • Service Pole - temporary connection for construction use only
    • Rough-In - after all wiring is in place and prior to covering with insulation or sheetrock
    • Floor Heat – after the wiring has been installed and before tile is installed
    • Final - after all wiring is complete and ready for occupancy

    Plumbing Inspections 
    • Slab - prior to pouring concrete 
    • Rough-In - after all plumbing is in place and prior to covering with insulation or sheetrock 
    • Sewer - after connection is made to City system and prior to covering ditch 
    • Final - after all plumbing is complete

    Mechanical Inspections 
    • Rough-In - after mechanical equipment is installed and prior to covering any ducts with insulation or sheetrock 
    • Final - after all mechanical equipment is installed
    • Duct Leakage Test – if needed per Energy Code