Types of Inspections

Common Types of Inspections
Foundation Inspections
Foundation inspections are made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place. For concrete foundations, any required forms shall be in place prior to inspection.

All materials for the foundation shall be on the job. An exception is concrete materials that are ready mixed in accordance with approved nationally recognized standards. If a foundation will be constructed with approved treated wood, additional inspections may be required by the building official.

Concrete Slab or Under-Floor Inspections

Concrete slab or under-floor inspections are conducted after all in-slab or under-floor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories, and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the sub-floor.

Frame Inspections

Frame inspections are conduced after the roof, all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place and all pipes, chimneys, and vents are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing and heating wires, pipes and ducts are approved.

Lath or Gypsum Board Inspection

These inspections are conducted after all lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior is in place, but before any plastering is applied or before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.

Final Inspections
Final inspections are conducted after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.

Building Inspections
Building inspections can include the following:
Rough frame
Footings/forms/foundation
Walls/masonry/concrete
Slab
Underfloor
Siding/shearing/stucco
Drywall nail/screw
Pre-roof
Roof nail, truss/frame
Final inspection

Roofing Inspections
Roofing inspections can include the following:
Pre-inspection (overlay)
Roof deck (nail) inspection
Final inspection

Plumbing Inspections
Plumbing inspections can include the following:
Rough plumbing/DWV
Ground plumbing
Water service
Sewer test
Gas test
Gas meter tag
Water heater
Final

Mechanical Inspections
Mechanical inspections can include the following:
Rough mechanical
Underfloor
Fireplace/insert
Ducting
HVAC
Final

Electrical Inspections
Electrical inspections can include the following:
Rough electrical
Underground
Temporary power
Ground/bonding/uffer
Sub panel
Service panel change out
Meter tag
Final

Other Types of Inspections
Miscellaneous inspections can include the following:
Pre-inspection
Sign
Pool and/or spa
Pre-gunite and/or plaster
Mobile home
Project final