Inspections: Single Family Residence

Footing Inspection


All perimeter trenches and piers must be cleaned of all debris, vegetation, roots, water and muck, with grade stakes in place. All exterior basement walls must be inspected before backfilling.

Plumbing Slab Inspection


All sewer and water lines must be uncovered and under the required water head and/or air pressure.

Slab Inspection


The area within the foundation walls shall be cleared of all vegetation, topsoil, and debris. Backfill shall be clean of all vegetation and foreign material and compacted to assure uniform support of the slab. An approved vapor barrier with joints lapped no less than 6 inches shall be in place and all perimeter insulation shall be installed.

Foundation Inspection


This inspection shall be scheduled and passed prior to any rough-in or framing of the structure. The work required to be ready for this inspection shall include all load bearing piers and/or foundation walls, reinforcement if required, a solid cap on all piers filled or hollow and the crawl space graded.

Rough-in Inspections


After framing of the structure and upon completion of the dry in phase of construction the following series of inspections will be required in no particular order:
  • Mechanical Rough-in
  • Electrical Rough-in
  • Plumbing Rough-in
  • Gas Pressure Test

Framing Inspection


Upon inspection and approval of the rough-ins, the framing inspection may be scheduled. All chimneys should be installed at this time or a separate inspection for the fireplace and/or chimney will need to be scheduled. All windows installed.

Insulation Inspection


Upon approval of the framing inspection, the insulation shall be installed, inspected, and approved prior to covering any interior walls.

Sewer & Water Inspection


This inspection may be scheduled at any time during the construction process, but is usually scheduled for inspection during the Rough-in phase of construction.

Final MEP Inspection


The following series of inspections will be required in no particular order:
  • Mechanical Final
  • Electrical Final
  • Plumbing Final
  • Gas Final

Final Site Inspection


This inspection must be approved prior to requesting a final building inspection. Work to be completed at this time includes final grading and seeding, sidewalks, and driveways.

Final Building Inspection


Upon approval of the aforementioned inspections, a final building inspection shall be requested. If the site is on a private septic system, then the approval slip from the health department must be received in this office prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.