Minimum Inspection Procedures for After the Fact Permits
- Foundations shall be exposed, for the full depth and width into natural compacted soil, at intervals of 8’ or less.
- All plumbing waste/vent/water and gas piping installed below concrete slabs or earth shall be uncovered entirely. At this point, the inspector may require any other concealed piping to be uncovered wherever deemed necessary.
- All waste/vent piping shall be tested by the permittee with a 10’ head of water, to the highest vent, or with a 5 P.S.I. air test to check for leakage.
- Permittee shall apply a 10 P.S.I. air test to entire gas piping system to be observed by the inspector. Pressure shall not drop for a minimum test period of 15 minutes.
- Interior concrete slab on grade shall be cored or otherwise exposed to verify a minimum 3 ½” thickness.
- At the ends of all door/window openings in walls, the interior wall covering shall be removed to show the full header depth, minimum 1 ½ bearing on a stud down to the sill/sole plate.
- Skylight openings of 48” or greater of rough framing dimension head-out shall have all corners exposed to show double rafters/ceiling joists, double head-outs with proper hangers at ends.
- All electric receptacles/fixtures or other boxes shall be opened and all wiring exposed to verify grounding/bonding requirements and wire size and type.
- All circuits supplying the electrical system shall be provided with G.F.C.I. circuit breakers.
- All baths and kitchens shall have primary fluorescent lighting. Screw-in type conversions to fluorescent are not acceptable.
- All vents for fuel burning appliances shall be exposed in their entirety
- All pre-fabricated fireplaces and their chimneys shall be exposed in their entirety.
- Hard-wired, with battery back-up, smoke detectors shall be installed per the current Uniform Building Code for location in the areas being inspected and battery operated smoke detectors shall be installed per the Uniform Building Code in the existing portions of the residence.
- A ladder shall be provided to inspect the roof. Roofs over 10’ above grade shall have an OSHA approved ladder. All intersections between the roof and vertical surfaces shall be flashed and counter flashed with a minimum 28 gauge galvanized sheet metal material. A “flat” roof must have a minimum ¼” per footfall with no evidence of sagging or ponding. A section of interior ceiling must be removed to show rafter size, spacing and R30 insulation a requirement if no attic space is available to view these items. Further areas may be required to be removed if the inspector believes this is needed.
- The surrounding earth shall be at least 6” below the top of foundation/slab and weep screed shall be at least 2” above exterior slabs or walkways. All earth or concrete must drain away from the structure to a point at least 5’ away from the foundation.
- All exterior walls are to have their interior wall coverings removed to inspect and verify the following:
- Pressure treated mudsill on concrete
- Half inch diameter anchor bolts spaced within 12” of ends or splits in plates and at max. 6’ o.c.
- Sole plate nailing a minimum 16 D nails at 16” o.c.
- Wall stud size, type and spacing
- Exterior vapor barrier
- To see a sample of the electrical wiring method and materials
- To verify R-13 insulation
It is to be understood by the Permittee that these are minimum requirements and more inspections may be required by the Inspector to obtain substantial compliance with the laws pertaining to building construction. The undersigned agrees to comply fully with all of these requirements that applicable prior to requesting inspection.