Pre-pour Pier / Drilled Shaft
An inspection to ensure that the grade beams, cables and/or rebar has been placed according to the engineered design, before concrete placement.
Original Construction Elevation
An inspection documenting the elevations in a foundation. This information establishes a baseline to help accurately determine any movement that may occur in the future. It is preferable to obtain this inspection after concrete placement, prior to the installation of flooring and carpet.
Wall / Wind Bracing
An inspection to ensure that the wall/wind bracing is placed according to International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) standards.
Framing and Mechanical
An inspection for Warranty Purposes Only, to observe the foundation, framing, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems at access points available to determine general compliance with the approved plans and good construction standards. This inspection does NOT ensure that it is according to IRC/IBC standards.
An inspection for Warranty Purposes Only, to ensure all home finishing is of good workmanship, and the residential unit(s) is ready for occupancy. This inspection does NOT ensure that it is according to IRC/IBC standards.
An inspection to determine if there are slopes greater than 6:1 (horizontal to vertical) or 15 % gradient within 50 feet of the home, or other potentially hazardous geological conditions that may affect the foundation performance, and to ensure that the grading and drainage on the lot is acceptable for the conditions of the lot. This inspection for Warranty Purposes Only.
An inspection to document the variances of elevations in a foundation, to determine if and where any foundation movement has occurred. This comparison inspection to the (OCE), helps determine the location and magnitude of differential foundation movement by distinguishing between variations incurred during construction versus those caused by soil movement. This information helps in determining the cause of movement, and therefore assists in creating a course of action to alleviate a problem.