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RESIDENTIAL FRAMING INSPECTION CHECKLIST

This checklist is intended for use to prepare for an inspection. This is only a general list

it
is not intended to address all possible conditions. References are to the

International Residential Code (IRC)

and the currently adopted Washington State

Energy Code (WSEC).




PLANS AND PERMITS


_ Is

the job address posted in visible location.
R319

_ Are

approved plans and permits on site?

R105.7

_
Were previously required inspections (rough mechanical, rough plumbing, rough electric,


prior required building inspections) signed off?
R104.4

_
Are there any corrections left over which need to be addresse
d at this time?

SEE Inspections
sheet @ jobsite



GENERAL

_

Is the are of project in the correct Zone?
Check with local Building Dept.

_ Check the FLOOD ZONE
see
local Building Dept.

_ Are the property
setbacks

correct
See Local Building Dept.

_
Check the roof and exterior wall sheathing for compliance
of nailing schedule
(R602.3 (1)

_
Check the window STC rating or glazing components for compliance

R308

_
Are exterior openings flashed

properly?

R703.8

_
Is the exterior dried in? Minimum roof completed and walls covered with building paper or


comparable.
(
R703.1)
R703.2

(Framing inspection cannot be signed off until this is done.)

_
Have penetrations at top/bottom plates, fire blockin
g, etc. been sealed?

(
R602.8 &


WSEC 502.4.3)

_
Has the caulking at the plate line and insulation around windows, been completed?

N1102.4.1

_
Check to see that all fire blocking is complete. (Example: soffits, chases, dropped ceilings


and

stairs where the underside is unfinished, etc.) See code section for specific locations


and fire blocking materials.
(
R602.8)

_
Check under
-
floor areas at plumbing & mechanical. to see if damage has been done to

joisting. See structural section
regardi
ng notching and boring.
(
R502.8)

_
Is all nailing per code and per plan? Note: shear wall schedule for specific nail patterns at

walls, plates, etc.
(TABLE R602.3(1)


_
Are
smoke alarms

installed at all required locations? When interior alterations, repair
s or


additions requiring a permit occur, or when one or more sleeping rooms are added or


created in existing dwellings, the individual dwelling unit shall be provided with smoke


alarms located as required for new dwellings; the smoke alarms shall
be interconnected


and hard wired. Required locations are all sleeping rooms, halls outside of sleeping rooms,


and each floor level. See code section regarding specific requirements, etc. (IRC R313.1)

_
Is tempered glazing installed at all required ar
eas, such as tubs, showers, stairs, walkways,


doors, and adjacent areas, etc. See code section for specifics. It is a good idea to check at


this point in the job, since glazing can be a long lead
-
time item and can be rechecked at


later inspections
.) (IRC R308.4)

_
Check stair widths. (Rough width 37” allows for 36” finished width.) (IRC 311.5.1)

_
Stair risers minimum 4”/maximum 7 3/4”, treads minimum 10”. (IRC 311.5.3)

_
Stair riser/tread maximum dimension not to exceed smallest by >3/8”.

_
Verify

that headroom at stairways will finish out at not less than 6’8” height. (IRC 311.5.2)

_
Minimum ceiling height and room dimensions. (IRC R305)

_
Confirm that attic access is minimum 22” x 30”, with a minimum 30” unobstructed


headroom. (IRC R807)







STRUCTURAL FRAMING

_
End joints occur over framing. (IRC R703)

_
Check plans for any specified blocking and/or nailing. Example: Shear wall connections to


roof diaphragm. Check plans and schedules for

fastener type and size.

_
Typical nailing at roof is 6” at sheet ends and 12’ in the field. *Note: edge spacing at roof


framing applies at gable
-
end walls. ( IRC TABLE R602.3 (1) ).

_
Roof sheathing nailed in accordance with IRC TABLE R602.3 (1), and o
r approved


drawings. (IRC R803.)



HOLDOWNS AND HARDWARE

_
Have all required special inspections been done? (bolting into concrete, structural welding,


moment frames, etc.) (IBC 1704)

_
Are proper fastene
rs being used? (type, size, application) ( IRC TABLE R602.3 (1) ).


Check for required lumber grades as shown on plans.

_
Has framing been done to plan? (Review framing plan for each level of house including


roof. Note any details or references to stru
ctural information.)

_
Review any approved engineering documents attached to plans.

_
Have mechanical connectors (straps, holdouts, clips, hangers, etc. been installed pr plan


and per manufacturer)?

_
Full height studs required at all hold
-
downs, strapp
ing, etc. Nailing into all studs at holddowns


and straps may be required. See manufacturer’s specifications and architectural



details.





WALL CONSTRUCTION

_
Are all plate breaks (IRC R602.3.2) less

than 2’ and over
-
n
otched or over
-
bored plate line


and
strapped (minimum 8
-
16’sper plate per side).
(I
RC R602.6.1 )

_ Drilling and Notching of Top Plate no more than 50% of its width has a galvanized metal tie
not less tha

0.054: thick,(16ga) and 11/2: at each or equivalent. The tie must ezten 6” past the
opening.
R602.6.1

_
Check that point loads continue to foundation.

_
Are studs at walls sized per plan per code? (Third story conditions, short walls, bearing for


truss
es, etc.)

_ Cripple walls with less than 14”shall be sheathed on one side and fastened to both the top
plate and the bottom plate.
R602,9

see also Cripple wall bracing R602.10.9

_
Check for over
-
notched and over
-
bored studs. Exterior and bearing wa
lls may be cut or


notched up to 25% of its width and up to 40% in nonbearing walls. Holes not greater in


diameter than 40% of the stud width may be bored in any stud. Holes up to 60% may be


bored in nonbearing studs and through two bearing studs whe
n the studs are doubled.


(IRC R602.6)

_
Check shearwall requirements and schedules. Confirm shear nailing pattern, fasteners,


plate and stud sizes, attachments, etc.
R602.10 thru Tables R602.12(12)

_
Check for over
-

nailing and overdriving of all faste
ners (nails or staples).

_Fire blocking In combustible construction shall be provided at Concealed spaces of wall studs,
partitions, furred spaces, parallel rows of studs, or staggered studs, Vertically at ceilings and
floor levels. Horizontally at interva
ls not exceeding 10’
See R302.11




FLOOR JOIST CONSTRUCTION

_
Bearing at floor joists: 1½” at wood or steel bearing. Minimum 3” at masonry or concrete.


(IRC R502.6)

_
Check for over
-
notching and boring.
Notches at ends of joists not to exceed 1/4 of the


depth. I notches in the top or bottom of joists not to exceed 1/6 depth and not located in


middle 1/3 of the span. I notching not exceeding 1/3 of the depth is permitted in the top of


the ceiling
joist, not further from the face of the support than the depth of the member. I


holes not within 2” of the top or bottom and the diameter not >
1/3 the depth
. For I
-
joists,


refer to manufacturer’s specifications.
(IRC R502.8)

_
Confirm layout, sizes,
spans, etc
.
(
R502.3
) & Table R502.3.1(10 and R502.3.1(2)
any other

load conditions Refer to AF&PA Span Tables for Floor
-
joists and Rafters

_
Joisting lapped at least 3” where framed from opposite sides of bearing or tied together in


an

approved manner.

(IRC R502.6.1)

_
Framed openings:
(IRC R502.10)
trimmer and header joists doubled or equivalent


dimension when header span >4’. when >6’, header joists need to be hangered, bear on


beam, partition or wall, tail joists >
12’, need to be hangered or supported by 2x2 ledger.



ROOF CONSTRUCTION

R
801



RAFTER SPANS

R802.5, 802.5.1thru

802.5.1(8)

_
When roof slope is less than 3 in 12, ridges, hips, and valleys need

to be inspected as


beams. (IRC R802.3)

_
Rafters framed opposite each other at ridges. (IRC R802.3)

_
Confirm layout, sizes, spacing, etc.

AS PER Truss Manufacture
Specs
R802.10.1

_
Check rafter ties if required.
R802.301

_
Check purlins if required.
R802.5.1

_
Minimum thickness of ridge is 1” nominal width and not less in depth than the cut at rafter


end. (IRC R802.3)

_
Valley and hip rafters not less than 2” nominal width and not less in depth than cut of


rafters. (IRC R802.3)



CUTTTING AND
NO
TCHING R802.7

_
Check for over
-
notching and boring. Notches at ends of rafters not to exceed 1/4 of the


depth. I notches in the top or bottom of rafters not to exceed 1/6 depth and not located in


middle 1/3 of the spa
n. Notching not exceeding 1/3 of the depth is permitted in the top of


the rafter or ceiling joist not further from the face of the support than the depth of the


member. Holes not within 2” of the top or bottom and the diameter not >1/3 the depth.


(IRC

R502.8)




TRUSSES (
IRC R802
-

R803
and

R901
-
R907.6
)

_
Are truss specifications on site
?

R802.10.1

_
Have the specifications been stamped and signed by an engineer?

_
Are the trusses stamped by the manufacturer?

_
Is

the truss supplier the same as the engineering drawing supplier?

_
Does truss
configurations meet

the design drawings? (Has pitch been changed creating a


height problem?)

_
Has the roofing material changed, creating added load?

_
Do the trusses have be
aring as noted on truss specifications?

R802.6

_
Do grade marks match design specifications?

_
Do lumber sizes match design specifications?

_
Have

all truss bracing been completed per specifications?

SEE Manufactures Specs sheet

_
Does stamp on truss show

appropriate information?

_
Is all bracing returned to structure?

R802.10.3

_
Check for posting under all girder bearing points.

_
Check plans and truss specifications for required connectors at plate lines, truss


connections, etc.

_ Has

Ice Barrier been applied as per
R905.2.7.1

R905.4.3.1

R905.3.1

_
Flashing in Valleys

has
flashing

extended 8” from

centerline each way and have a splash
diverter
not less than ¾”highat the flow line formed as part of the flashing?
R
905.4.6

&

R905.8.8


_
Fl
ashing has all flashing been applied as per


R905.2.8 R905.2.8.2,R905.2.8.3,
IRC R905.3.8


FOOTINGS, FOUNDATION, GRADE

_ Are footings minimum sizes as per
table R403.1 and R401.4.1 or

per state/county/city codes

_
Are all fasteners below grade
TYPE 304 0r 316 Stainless Steel?
R402
.1.1

_Frost protection have all footings been dug and poured to Code
R401.4.1

_
final grade

is grade a min 6”
within the first 10

?
R401.3

_
Is there the minimum amount of venting in the cra
wlspace with the correct Access size?
R806
and R807



CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL

_
Review approved plans for conditions of approval.
R106
.3.1



PLAN DEVIATIONS

_
Have any
field changes been made to the approved design

and by whom?

R106.4



NOTES @ ANY MEETINGS