Residential Building Inspection Reference Guide
Livingston County, MichiganBuilding DepartmentResidential Building Inspection Reference Guide

Residential Building Inspection Reference Guide

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SPREAD FOOTING INSPECTION ,

Footings shall be ready to be poured at time of inspection, formed, walkout trenches, engineering on site & re-bar in place – if required, etc.

BACKFILL INSPECTION ,

Before backfill is placed, all lead walls in proper location with support pads, foundation anchors as required, walls damp-proofed, exterior drain tile and pea stone covering, wall bracing in place.

TRENCH FOOTING INSPECTIONS ,

Open trench, garage, walk-out – if not done with spread footing inspection.

ROUGH PLUMBING AND UNDERGROUND DRAIN TILE,
ROUGH ELECTRICAL & SERVICE,
ROUGH HEAT,
ROUGH FIREPLACE ​(Pre-manufactured fireplaces),

 

 
GAS PRESSURE TEST,
MASONRY FIREPLACE DAMPER INSPECTION ,

After damper is set and the first flue liner above damper is set in place.

ROUGH BUILDING INSPECTION ,

After ALL other rough mechanicals have been inspected and approved.

COMPACTION INSPECTION ,

Basement, garages, slab on grade, approved vapor retarder and re-bar wire mesh, foam insulation – if required, shall be in place for inspection.

MASONRY INSPECTION ,

Brick and/or stone veneer work, after the base course with the flashing, weep holes, and weather resistant sheathing paper is in place.

INSULATION INSPECTION ,

If using blown insulation, ceilings must be prepared at time of wall and an Insulation Certificate must be submitted prior to applying for a Certificate of Occupancy.

WALLBOARD – FIRE RATED ASSEMBLY ,

All wallboard must STILL be installed to code.

FINAL PLUMBING INSPECTION,
FINAL ELECTRICAL INSPECTION,
FINAL HEATING INSPECTION,
FINAL FIREPLACE INSPECTION ,

Pre-manufactured fireplace.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPROVAL ,

Of water samples and septic system.

FINAL BUILDING INSPECTION,

 Automated Building Inspection System

REALLY IMPORTANT REMINDERS...

Each building MUST be clearly identifiable with an ADDRESS, BUILDING PERMIT NUMBER and visible from the road at each building/unit to be inspected.

APPROVED PLANS INCLUDING ANY ENGINEERING PLANS MUST BE ON SITE FOR ALL INSPECTIONS.

FIELD INSPECTIONS are usually made between 9 am & 4 pm, (unless other arrangements have been made and approved prior to the inspection).

PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, HEATING, AND FIREPLACES and associated FEES are each SEPARATE PERMITS and are NOT included.