Required Inspections

Plan Inspection - This is the first inspection to make sure your project is started on the right track.  We    review your plans to check the footing and foundation are properly sized, but also help you identify areas that may require attention such as; windows that need safety glass the spacing of bathroom fixtures and any additional requirements your appliances may have. 

Footing Inspection - This is the first onsite inspection.  A footing inspection is done when the footing is  formed, the reinforcement rebar is in place and tied up.  The footing inspection is done before the concrete is poured. 

Foundation Inspection - The foundation inspection is done when the forms are in place and the vertical and horizontal rebar is in place and tied.  The anchor bolts should be on site.  The inspection is done when all of this is complete but before the concrete is poured. 

Rough Framing, Plumbing, Electrical &  Mechanical Inspection - While this is a big inspection it is    important the building is inspected at this phase because framing issues may arise when plumbing, electrical and mechanical are installed. For this inspection all rough framing should be complete.  All the electrical should be run  which includes all outlets, smoke alarms.  The electrical panel should also be made up.  Both the potable water and drain  waste vent system should be complete and pressure tested.  Any rough mechanical ducting and like systems should be in place at this time.  When these items are in place a rough  framing, plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspection can be completed. 

Insulation / Vapor Barrier - This inspection is done when the insulation  and vapor barrier is in place and sealed.

Final Inspection - The final inspection is done when everything is complete.  This includes, but is not     limited to; exterior and interior paint, floor coverings, cabinetry, bath fixtures, light fixtures, outlet covers, handrails, guardrails, installation of smoke detectors, all electrical systems,  mechanical systems and plumbing fixtures, and the exterior grading. 

It is important to remember this list of inspections is  a guideline and additional inspections may be required depending on your project.  At the plan inspection the inspector can let you know if they foresee any additional required inspections, but it is important to remain in contact with your inspector if you are unsure whether they need to look at a phase or not.