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Phase Construction Inspection

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Home inspection information regarding the building process
Sacramento, California home inspection information from
Full Circle Home Inspections
www.fullcirclehomeinspections.com

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Phase Construction Inspection

  1. 1. F u l l C i r c l e H o m e 10-Stage Construction I n s p Process e c t i o n s
  2. 2. F u l l C Stage 0 i r c l e H o • Home is released to the m field e I • Perimeter foundation n s forms are placed p e • Underground plumbing c t i pipes are placed o n • Earth under home is s treated for termites • Reinforcing steel is placed for foundation • Slab is ready to be poured
  3. 3. F u l l C Stage 1 - Slab i r c l e H • The slab is poured o m • Reinforcing steel ties the e block walls to the slab – I n every four feet s p • Control joints are cut into e c slab to help control t i o cracking n s • Slab is typically 4 inches thick and footers are anywhere from 12 to 18 inches thick
  4. 4. F u l l C Stage 1 - Block i r c l e H o • Block is erected m e • Beam is poured with I n concrete to tie in all s p e block c t i o • Tie down straps are n s placed in the beams to hold trusses
  5. 5. F u l l C Stage 1 - Roof i r c l e H o • Trusses are erected m and metal strapping e I secures the trusses n s p from uplift pressures e c t • Plywood is placed on i o n trusses s • Trusses are reinforced from the inside with lateral bracing
  6. 6. F u l l C Stage 1 - Quality Construction i r c l e H o m e I n s p e c t i o n s
  7. 7. F u l l C Stage 1 - Quality Construction i r c l e H o m e I n s p e c t i o n s
  8. 8. F u l l C Stage 1 - Quality Construction i r c l e H o m e I n s p e c t i o n s
  9. 9. F u l l C Stage 2 – Interior Framing i r c l e H o • At a stage 2 the m e interior framing I n begins s p e • Typically, WCI uses c t i metal studs to ensure o n s high-quality, straight walls
  10. 10. F u l l C Stage 2 - Windows i r c l e H o • Windows are installed m e with screws that sink I n into the block wall s p e • To seal the windows, c t i a urethane sealant is o n s applied between window and block
  11. 11. F u l l C Stage 2 i r c l e H o • The home’s roof m e structure is complete I n • All the hurricane s p e strapping is in place c t i o • The interior framing n s has begun • Windows and doors are placed in the home
  12. 12. F u l l C Stage 3 i r c l e H • The electrical wiring is o m placed in the walls e I • The plumbing is placed n s in the walls p e c • The HVAC system ducts t i o are placed in the attic n s – Typically, construction managers call these “rough- ins” • All the windows and doors are in the home – Depending on the hurricane wind zone, impact glass or shutters are used
  13. 13. F u l l C Stage 4 - Inside i r c l e H o • At this crucial stage, m the home passes e I the framing n s p inspection e c t • The electric, i o n plumbing, and s HVAC rough-ins are complete • The home is ready for the insulation and drywall
  14. 14. F u l l C Stage 4 - Outside i r c l e H o • Finish is applied to m e the exterior walls I n • Roof is hot mopped s p e (completely c t i waterproof) o n s • Roof tile is placed on the roof
  15. 15. F u l l C Stage 5 - Inside i r c l e H o • All the drywall is m e complete I n • The drywall has s p e been textured c t i o • The home is n s clean
  16. 16. F u l l C Stage 5 - Outside i r c l e H o • The roof tile is m e complete I n • The exterior painting s p e process begins c t i o • The driveway and n s walkways are placed
  17. 17. F u l l C Stage 6 i r c l e H o • The interior trim is placed m • The cabinets are being e installed I n • The garage door is installed s p – Hurricane codes require that e c the garage doors withstand t wind speeds from 110 to 160 i o mph – depending on your n s wind zone • The floor tile is installed • The hurricane shutters are installed and inspected
  18. 18. F u l l C Stage 7 – Garage Doors i r c l e H o • The garage doors are m e installed after the I n home is painted s p e • The horizontal c t i bracing is specifically o n s designed to reduce the impact of hurricane-force winds
  19. 19. F u l l C Stage 7 - Inside i r c l e H o • All the counter tops m are installed e I n • Interior paint is s p complete e c t • Floor tile is complete i o n • Bathroom wall tile is s complete • The electrical, HVAC, and plumbing trim out begins
  20. 20. F u l l C Stage 7 - Outside i r c l e H o • Exterior paint is m e complete I n • The exterior is s p e graded and is c t i prepared for o n s landscaping
  21. 21. F u l l C Stage 8 - Inside i r c l e H o • The plumbing trim is m e complete I n • The electrical trim is s p e complete c t i o • The HVAC system n s and trim is complete • Minor cosmetic items are corrected
  22. 22. F u l l C Stage 8 - Outside i r c l e H o • Landscaping is m e complete I n • Exterior paint is s p e touched up c t i o • Cleaning process n s begins
  23. 23. F u l l C Stage 9 i r c l e H o • Appliances are installed m • Carpet is installed e I • The home has power n s p • The final building e c inspection has been t i o performed n s • The home is cleaned • The home is ready for the customer • The homeowner orientation is performed
  24. 24. F u l l C Stage 10 i r c l e H o • The home is m e complete I n • This means all s p e items on the c t i customers o n s orientation list are completed and the home is under warranty

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