911 Address - Must be posted. Numbers must be at drive entrance (unless house is less than 100 feet from road). If the house is more than 100 feet from a named road, then a 911 address is required at the house and at the drive entrance. Numbers shall be 4 inches in height.
Blocking/Tiedowns – Per manufacturers' recommendations (per setup instructions)
Marriage Walls – Per manufacturers' recommendations, with copy available on-site.
Rough-In (Trades) Framing, Electrical, Plumbing, HVC/Mech., Gas Test – All that apply.
Any trades work that may be concealed by underpinning, other cover or other concealment must be inspected at rough-in. Trades inspection shall be made when all electrical, plumbing, fire protection, heating/cooling systems have been roughed-in, including porches, garages, etc.
Plumbing Tests: For plumbing that has been installed on-site, water distribution system100 psi. DWV (Drain Waste Vent system) test 5 psi air or filled with water. Normally a stack test up to floor height is acceptable.
Gas Test: 10 psi (when required)
Water/Sewer Lines – Water lines must be at least 12 inches below grade and inspected. Sewer lines must have at least 3 inches of cover below grade and have slope to the tank of at least 1/8 inch per foot. Lines must be grouted or sealed at septic tank. There must be a water shutoff valve installed within 3 feet of the building or in the crawlspace within 5 feet of access. Any public water systems (town or county) must have a pressure reducing valve or regulator (set @ 80 psi or less ) and a thermal expansion device on the water supply line, which must be as close to the hot water tank as possible.
Note: Lines through foundation walls must be sleeved (masonry or concrete only)
Water for new construction - Water lines inspections should be performed with other inspections, such as like sewer lines, well, electric, or other construction inspections.
Final Inspection - Performed after all trades have completed work required under the technical codes.
Outside Grade: Must be graded to have fall away from foundation for at least 10 feet
Steps: Handrails required for more than 3 steps,
Porches/Landings: More than 30 inches to grade must have guardrails.
Note: Final approval of well and/or septic systems by the Environmental Health Department is required prior to scheduling a final building inspection. All inspection fees must be paid prior to scheduling a building final. Wells require electrical disconnect for the pump and the well casing must be bonded with ground wire.
Please Call - For information about an inspection, our Code Enforcement officials are usually in the office during early morning hours or late afternoon. They may answer questions you have about inspections or codes.
Telephone number: 919-542-8230
* Rev. 10/10/06