Common Inspection Mistakes

It is the goal of the Inspection Services Division to assist residents and/or contractors with the successful completion of field inspections. Consideration of these common mistakes may ensure that your next field inspection is successful.

  1. Inspectors not provided access to all relevant areas.
  2. No approved stamped plans on site.
  3. Work is not completed and/or ready to be inspected.
  4. Re-bar in footings not properly grounded.
  5. Underground disconnections aren't properly marked or exposed.
  6. Studs, joists, etc. bored or notched incorrectly or in wrong location.
  7. Incorrect insulation products installed.
  8. Lack of draft stopping and fire blocking.
  9. Inspection requests out of sequence (i.e. finals called in before rough-ins are approved).