Inspections

Footing Inspection

Footing inspections shall be made after the trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, all reinforcing steel and supports are in place and tied, and all necessary forms and bulkheads are in place and braced, before any concrete is placed.

Under-slab inspections

Under-slab inspections, as appropriate, shall be made after all materials and equipment to be concealed by the concrete slab are completed.

Foundation Inspection

Foundation and crawl space inspections shall be made after all foundation supports are  installed.

Rough-in Inspection

Rough-in inspections shall be made when all building framing and parts of the electrical, plumbing, fire protection, or heating-ventilation or cooling system that will be hidden from view in the finished building have been placed, but before any wall, ceiling finish, or building insulation is installed.

Framing Inspection

Framing inspections shall be made after the roof, wall, ceiling, and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing, and firestopping are in place.  The following items shall be in place and visible for inspection:

  • Pipes;
  • Chimneys and vents;
  • Flashing for roofs and chimneys;
  • insulation baffles; and
  • All lintels that are required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval.  Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.

Insulation inspection

Insulation inspection shall be made after an approved building framing and rough-in inspection and after the permanent roof covering is installed, with all insulation and vapor retarders in place, but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

Fire protection inspection

Fire protection inspection shall be made in all building where any material is used for fire protection purposes.  The permit holder or his agent shall notify the inspection department after all fire protection materials are in place.  Fire protection materials shall not be concealed until inspected and approved by the code enforcement official.

Final inspection

Final inspections shall be made for each trade after completion of the work authorized under the technical codes.