Inspection Notes


The following inspections are required at various stages of construction for Single Family, Duplex and Townhomes.


INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CALLED IN BY 4:00 THE DAY BEFORE THE INSPECTION IS REQUESTED. After the second inspection has been rejected, a re- inspection fee will be charged and paid before a re-inspection will be scheduled:

Footings: To be made after trenches are excavated, forms installed and before concrete is poured. Rebar will need to be installed before inspection as required by plans or designer.

Slab: To be made after electrical and plumbing slabs are approved. 4 inches of gravel, all wire and R-10 insulation is installed and termite treated.

Projection: To be made before backfilling. 2 inch projection min. required and projection shall not exceed the footing thickness.

Foundation: To be made before backfilled and before crawlspace is filled. All roots, stumps and debris removed and foundation wall capped and complete.

Water/Damp Proofing: To be made before backfilling. Gravel, drain pipe filter or sock must be installed.

Pour Concrete Walls: To be made if foundation walls are formed for a concrete pour, after footing is poured.

Open Floor System: To be made before decking boards are installed and when floor is complete.

Framing and all Trades: To be made when electrical, mechanical, plumbing and framing are complete. Baffles also are required to be installed before inspection (NOTE: Foundation as built required at Framing Inspection).

Insulation: To be made when insulation is installed and joints are sealed.

Final Inspections: Final inspections must be made and approved before occupants can move in. Buildings will need electrical power, gas (as needed) and water to complete the final inspections. All re-inspection fees will need to be paid and all documentation as needed from other agency.

You are reminded the N. C. State Building Codes states that a Certificate of Occupancy is required on new construction. The Certification will only be issued after all final inspections are approved, required information is supplied and paperwork is complete.  

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER/CONTRACTOR to ensure all State/Local Codes are met and ensure all documentation is provided to the Inspection Department.