- Departments H - Z
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- Community Development Division
- Inspections: Single Family Residence
Inspections: Single Family Residence
Inspection request must be made by 3:30 pm in order to be placed on the following day's work schedule. Next day inspections are not guaranteed. To request an inspection click here.
Footing Inspection: All perimeter trenches and pier footings shall be clear of all debris, vegetation and roots. They shall also be clear of water and muck with grade stakes in place. *For INFILL Lots, A Setback Inspection Using your Zoning Permit Number is Required ( ex. GZN2022-_____)
2.Slab (I) or Crawlspace (II) Inspection
I. Raised Slab or Slab on Grade Construction:
a. Plumbing Slab Inspection: All sewer and water lines shall be uncovered and under the required water head for test.
b. Building Slab Inspection: Area for slab shall be clear of all vegetation, topsoil and debris. Backfill shall be clear of all vegetation and foreign material, and compacted to assure uniform support of slab. An approved vapor barrier with joints lapped no less than 6 inches shall be in place and all required perimeter insulation shall be installed
II. For Crawl Space: Foundation Inspection: The box (i.e. sills, anchorage, girders, floor joists) shall be in place without sheathing/decking. Inspection shall also include load bearing piers, foundation walls, reinforcement, pier cap requirements and grading of crawl space.
3. Sheathing Inspections
This is a nail off inspection of exterior wall sheathing to ensure proper type and installation of fasteners.
Air Barrier Inspection
This inspection requires all windows, doors and air barrier to be properly installed, flashing installed and sealed.
Rough-In Trade Inspections
Upon completion of all framing and dry in phase, the following inspections are required in no particular order:
- Mechanical Rough-in
- Electrical Rough-in
- Plumbing Rough-in
- Gas Pressure Test
Framing InspectionUpon approval of all trade rough-ins, the framing inspection shall be requested. All fireplaces and chimneys should be installed at this time or a separate inspection for the fireplaces and chimneys shall be required
Upon approval of the framing inspection, the insulation shall be inspected and approved prior to covering.
Sewer & Water Inspection
This inspection may be requested at any time during the construction process, but is usually scheduled for inspection during the Rough-in phase of construction.
Final Trade Inspections
The following series of inspections will be required in no particular order:
- Mechanical Final
- Electrical Final
- Plumbing Final
- Gas Final
Final Building Inspection
Upon approval of all trade rough-ins, the framing inspection shall be requested. All fireplaces and chimneys should be installed at this time or a separate inspection for the fireplaces and chimneys shall be required
-Energy Certificate required by N1101.13.1of the 2018 VRC need be completed at time of Final Inspection.
-Envelope Tightness and Duct Tightness test results need be submitted prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.