Minimum Inspections Required

The Building Inspector may make as many inspections as deemed necessary to assure code compliance.

Sedimentation and Erosion Control measures MUST be in place prior to onsite grading. Typical inexpensive wooden stake and un-reinforced mesh silt fence sold at big-box retailers IS NOT approved for use as sediment/erosion control in Montreat. The Inspection Department must be contacted to conduct an inspection of E & S measures BEFORE beginning site work.

1. FOOTERS: All forms, steel and grade pegs in place

Note: 2011 NEC 250.52 (A)(3) requires footing/foundation concrete with at least 20 LF reinforcing steel to be bonded to structure grounding electrode system.

2. FOUNDATION: With drainage/waterproofing in place

3. SLABS (including Garage): Welded re-wire, under-slab plumbing and expansions in place

4. FRAMING: All engineering documents provided, insulation baffles need to be in place

5. ELECTRICAL (Rough-In): Panel set with grounding electrode system in place (see #1 above)

6. MECHANICAL (Rough-In): Includes gas piping with required tests

7. PLUMBING (Rough-In): Tests on both supply and DWV systems

8. INSULATION: Spray-applied foam plastic products will require REScheck documentation if installed at thicknesses providing less than prescriptive R-values

9. FINALS: ALL TRADES

If electrical passes and constitutes a safe condition the inspector may call the power company to energize the structure for testing purposes. DO NOT JUMP POWER TO THE STRUCTURE! This is a code violation that will NOT be tolerated. (See NEC 2011, Section 230.82)

AT THIS POINT, THE PERMIT HOLDER MAY APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE/OCCUPANCY

10. FINAL INSPECTION: Constitutes completion of project and testing of the receptacle outlets, ground & arc fault devices of the electrical system, energized mechanical systems, etc.)

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