Foundation Inspection: Is made when trenches have been excavated, forms are erected, and any required reinforcing steel, is in place BEFORE THE CONCRETE IS POURED.
Concrete Slab or Under-Floor Inspection: Is made after all in-slab or under-floor equipment, piping, conduit, etc. are in place, BEFORE THE CONCRETE IS POURED OR FLOOR SHEATING IS INSTALLED.
Frame inspection: Is made after all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place; all pipes, chimneys, and vents are complete, rough electrical wiring, plumbing piping, and heating ducts have been installed and inspected.
Roof Sheating Inspection:
Lath and/or Gypsum Board Inspection: Is made after all lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before all plastering has been applied, or before gypsum board joints and fasteners have been taped and finished.
Final Inspection: Is made after the finish grading when the building is completed and ready for occupancy, and all plumbing, electrical fixtures, appliances are installed and working.
Other inspections may be required as well as those outlined above. For instance, pressure tests are necessary for water and gas piping, and water tests of drainage and sewer piping are likewise required. The inspector may also advise you of the need for additional inspection if he believes special attention is required for some area of your project. Inspections may be obtained by request in person or telephone by calling (760) 326-5740 x 328. We require a 24-hour notice prior to the day you will be ready for inspection. If it is necessary that you make a specific appointment with the Building Official, you can call the department to schedule this.
The Building Official arranges his own schedule to make the best use of his field time, especially in the hot months.
So unless the premises will not be accessible during normal working hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Then call this office for a specific appointed time.
Our inspector can provide you with a lot of useful information about the codes and inspections but cannot act as a supervisor because of time constraints. If you are not reasonably familiar with construction procedures, it may be to your advantage to hire a contractor or tradesperson to do the work or assist you. (If you do this, you should also protect yourself by contracting with licensed persons, or if you hire employees on an hourly basis, make sure you carry workers compensation and liability insurance; do not violate tax withholding or Social Security laws.)
The Inspection process:
When you request an inspection. Please Fill out the REQUEST FORM and submit it by E-mail or Call (760) 326-5740 x 128 or Option 5 – Fax (760) 326-5008
Inspection Request Form