Drywall Inspection Checklist

Residential Building -drywall screws

When do you call for drywall inspection? Drywall (gypsum board) inspection shall be made after the interior drywall is in place, but before joints and fasteners (screws and nails) are taped and finished. Inspectors shall be able to verify the drywall screws or nailing that were installed according to the residential codes. (IRC 109.1.4.2) (CRC … Read more

Carbon monoxide detectors locations | Code requirements

Carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm combination

The installation of the carbon monoxide detector still a bit confusing for homeowners and even some contractors. Explaining in detail the locations requirements for the smoke detectors according to the most recent international and California residential building codes and NFPA 72 in new and existing residential properties. What is the carbon monoxide detector? A device … Read more

Residential Smoke detectors Location requirements | building Codes

Smoke Alarm

Explaining in detail the smoke alarm locations’ requirements according to the most recent international and California residential building codes and NFPA 72 in new and existing residential properties. Smoke detectors locations code requirements Smoke detectors shall be installed according to section (R 314.3), in the following locations, In each bedroom. Outside bedrooms, ”hallway leads to … Read more

Reroof (Roof sheathing) | Building Code Requirements

Roof sheathing -reroof

”Reroof” It’s the process of recovering or replacing an existing roof covering according to California residential code. Does reroof (roof sheathing) require a building permit? The answer is yes, Local jurisdictions (cities & counties) are requiring a building permit to install a new roof or/and adding a second layer on top of an existing layer. … Read more

Exterior outlets | Electrical Code requirements

exterior outlet GFCI

For the installation of the exterior outlets in the residential properties, there are few code violations that are very common when it comes to Exterior outlets installations (outdoor) per the electrical code. Exterior outlet locations Per NEC (210.52(E)(1) through (E)(3)) at least one receptacle readily accessible from grade and not more than 2.0 m (6 … Read more

Tankless Water Heater | Plumbing code installation

tankless water heater

Tankless water heater is becoming more and more popular nowadays, most of my water heaters inspections are tankless water heaters. Tankless water heater takes less space and can be installed indoor and outdoor. This blog will have all information related to the plumbing code requirements installing Tankless water heaters. Does replacing the Tankless water require … Read more

Main underground water line Replacement | Plumbing Codes requirements

replacing main water line

Underground water main line is the domestic water supply line between the water meter and house entry. The main water line is required to be buried 12″ inches below the finished grade. Water pipe approved materials Water supply pipes and fittings shall comply with (Table 604.1) in the California plumbing code. The most common materials … Read more

Electrical Panel Upgrade-National Electrical Code requirements

Panel upgrade-Multifamily units

A Licensed electrician or/and the homeowner are required to reach out to the utility company to spot the meter location, even if the existing meter seems perfect for you, the utility company has to come and approve the location first, depending on the location of the utility electrical pole. The service disconnecting means shall be … Read more