Developer Delays - Top 10 Inspection Turndowns


RESIDENTIAL

Building

  • No plans on job site
  • Smoke detectors required
  • Door landings required
  • Studs overbored
  • Foundation bolts required
  • Weep Holes required
  • Hand/guard rails required
  • Purlins and struts required
  • Fire blocking required
  • Stairs rise and run

Electrical

  • House locked
  • Work covered up (sheetrocked/insulated)
  • Too many conductors in a box
  • Nail plates needed to protect conductors
  • Wall spacing of outlets too far
  • Spacing of outlets at kitchen counter too far
  • In-use weatherproof covers not installed
  • AC over current protection too large
  • Jacuzzi motor access door not provided
  • Ground rod not properly installed

Plumbing

  • Backfall on drain line.
  • Drain line not properly supported
  • Work covered prior to inspection
  • Water lines not properly strapped
  • Need minimum of 15 to center of toilet drain and the nearest wall or obstruction
  • T&P drain terminating too low or below grade.
  • Improper pressure for air test on gas line
  • Not ready
  • Water service not at proper minimum depth
  • Dishwasher drain line not properly run and strapped.

Mechanical

  • Job covered up
  • .
  • Flex duct supports
  • Approved U.L. listed tapes & mastics
  • Proper slope on condensate drains
  • Clearance to combustible materials on venting
  • Venting exceeding 45 degrees
  • Dryer vent installation / missing
  • Gas connection to mechanical equipment
  • Condensing units 3 above grade
  • House locked

COMMERCIAL

Building

  • No plans on job site
  • Post address
  • Exit signs required
  • Panic hardware
  • Door landings
  • Rated corridors
  • Door swing
  • Required number of exits
  • Restroom vents
  • Handrails required

Electrical

  • Building locked
  • Work concealed
  • Conduit not strapped/supported properly
  • Boxes not properly supported
  • Too many conductors in a box
  • Working clearance in front of electrical equipment
  • Dedicated space above electric equipment not being maintained
  • Panel directory not installed
  • Electrical junction boxes not properly bonded
  • Building steel and cold water pipe system not properly bonded

Plumbing

  • Backfall on drain line.
  • Drain line not properly supported
  • Work covered prior to inspection
  • Water lines not properly strapped
  • Need minimum of 15 to center of toilet drain and the nearest wall or obstruction
  • Need proper bedding material for sewer line.
  • Improper pressure for air test on gas line
  • Not ready
  • Low/flat venting not allowed
  • Vent termination too close to air intake for building

Mechanical

  • No city approved plans
  • Job covered up
  • Job not ready
  • Combustibles within return plenum
  • Protection on rated walls
  • Incorrect grease duct enclosure
  • No ventilation for dishwashing equipment
  • Type 1 hood penetrating ceiling
  • Improper rating on duct insulation
  • Welds on grease ducts

 





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