Home Builder Inspections

Note: Once you have picked up your permit, please review all documents for changes that may have been made to the submitted drawings.  If any changes raise concern please review them with your plans examiner.

Attached to your approved plans will be a permit card and a card with required inspections indicated.  In order to avoid costly delays to the construction process, please ensure that the appropriate stages of construction are inspected.


Construction Inspections 

Please click on the appropriate category below to view the stages at which an inspection should be requested.  Remember the inspections required for your project will be indicated on your inspection list. 

Note: Please ensure that the permit drawings are kept on site at all times during construction and available during inspections.

expandBuilding Inspections

 

Footing

At ready stage for pouring concrete, excavation complete, forms in place on undisturbed soil free of standing water, mud and loose earth

Engineered Fill – P. Eng. Report

Final subgrade and wall reinforcement (if required) reports must be submitted to building inspector prior to framing inspection

Perimeter insulation (Slab-on-grade)

Slab-on-grade insulation inspection in walk-out and some look-out conditions

Backfill

Ready for backfilling of foundation, dampproofing applied, weeping tile covered with stone (min. 6 inches of cover)

Weeping Tile Connection

If presewered, inspected at backfill

Structural Framing

Prior to insulation but after rough ins are complete and passed (plumbing, hvac and electrical)

Fire Separations

Upon completion, usually coincides with framing inspection, usually occurs in semis and townhouses

Basement Finish Structural Framing

Prior to insulation but after rough ins are complete and passed (plumbing, hvac and electrical)

Occupancy

Notice of completion must be submitted (NofC form) to request occupancy inspection, once all applicable inspectors pass occupancy inspections an occupancy permit (sample) will be issued and mailed to owner within 5 business days

Final

All construction is complete, interior and exterior. Once passed by all applicable inspectors a Certificate of Final Inspection will be sent within 10 business days

expandPlumbing Inspections

Weeping Tile Connection

Inspected when connected to storm sewer prior to covering

Outside Sewers / Water Service

Water service, sanitary and storm sewers before covering

Inside Drains

Prior to covering (usually with basement floor)

Plumbing Rough-in (Water Pipe)

Plumbing System (drains, supply and venting) installed and ready for testing

Basement Finish Plumbing Rough-in

Basement Plumbing System (drains, supply and venting) installed and ready for testing

Basement Finish UG Plumbing Rough-in

Prior to covering (usually with basement floor)

Occupancy

Notice of completion must be submitted (NofC form) to request occupancy inspection, once all applicable inspectors pass occupancy inspections an occupancy permit (sample) will be issued and mailed to owner within 5 business days

Final

All construction is complete. Once passed by all applicable inspectors a Certificate of Final Inspection will be sent within 10 business days

expandHVAC Inspections

Exterior Insulation

Exterior insulation complete per design specs

HVAC rough in

HVAC ductwork complete

Interior Insulation

Insulation and vapour barrier complete, prior to drywall but after the framing inspection is passed

Exposed Floor Insulation

Insulation complete in space above unheated space (ie. Cantilevered floor, rooms over garage/porch)

Basement Insulation

Insulation and vapour barrier complete, prior to drywall but after the basement framing inspection is passed

Basement Duct Work

Heating unit installed along with all duct work complete

Basement Finish HVAC Rough-in

HVAC ductwork in basement complete

Occupancy

Notice of completion must be submitted (NofC form) to request occupancy inspection, once all applicable inspectors pass occupancy inspections an occupancy permit (sample) will be issued and mailed to owner within 5 business days

Final

All construction is complete. Once passed by all applicable inspectors a Certificate of Final Inspection will be sent within 10 business days


Requesting Inspections

If you have any questions, please contact your inspector in the specific discipline:  building, plumbing or HVAC inspector between 8 am and 9 am. Inspections take place between 9 am and 4 pm.  Inspection requests can be:

Production home builders may submit multiple site inspection requests using the Production Res. Inspection Request form.

All inspection requests received before 3 pm will be scheduled for next business day.