Tips On Construction Inspection

Once the permit application is cleared and you find yourself standing before your future building site, the hassle is not over. Whether it is the building of a house, of an extension for the house, even a reroofing, certain inspections are required by law.

These aforementioned inspections can be grouped into two main categories:

  • Residential inspections
  • Commercial inspections

The residential ones are as follows:

  1. Sewer and water service lines:
  2. Inspection of the footings
  3. Foundation inspections
  4. Underground/under slab
  5. Rough 4-way inspection
  6. Flashing and water barrier inspection
  7. Energy inspections
  8. Sheet rock
  9. Three final inspections: planning and zoning, public works, and building/

The inspections for commercial buildings are:

  1. Footings
  2. Inspection of the foundation walls done by experienced Denver concrete laborers
  3. Below grade plumbing
  4. Above grade plumbing
  5. Rough mechanical inspection
  6. Rough 4-way inspection
  7. Final inspection

However, different cities might require additional inspections, or even fewer inspections than the ones listed above. It is extremely important to carefully check what is required by law and schedule appointments with the inspectors. Just give the local town hall a call. It is always better to prepare in advance, to be sure to avoid any hassle.