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Necessary Inspection List

REQUIRED INSPECTION CALLS

Applicants/owners obtaining a building permit, are required by law to notify the office of the Building Inspector upon completion of the following stages of construction.

Please notify the Building Inspector approximately 2 working days before you are ready for the inspection, this will help to avoid any delays.


Should the work be covered over before a required inspection is carried out, the Building Inspector is required under the Provincial Building Code Regulations to have the work uncovered to a point where he can carry out an adequate inspection.  This will be done at the OWNER'S EXPENSE.

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PLEASE CALL FOR INSPECTION AS INDICATED BELOW TO AVOID THIS FROM OCCURRING:

 STAGE 1:       FOOTINGS

It is the builder's responsibility to ensure that the footings rest on firm undisturbed soil, rock, or compacted granular fill.  The footings/excavation shall be kept free of water, and protected from freezing at all times.  Inspection must be made when form work is completed before placement of concrete.

 STAGE 2:       SUBFLOOR PLUMBING & RADON GAS PROTECTION

An inspection must be made when the subfloor plumbing/below slab plumbing and the radon gas protection have been installed.

STAGE 3:       SUBFLOOR AND FOUNDATION INSULATION

An inspection must be made when the below slab/subfloor insulation has been installed.

STAGE 4:       PRE-BACKFILL

The foundation must be inspected for anchorage, damp proofing and foundation drainage in place BEFORE BACKFILLING.

 STAGE 5:       GENERAL FRAMING & ROOF TIGHT

An inspection must be made when the structure is completely framed and boarded in.  This also includes windows, doors and interior framing.

 STAGE 6:       PRE-DRYWALL

An inspection must be made when the rough plumbing, electrical work, mechanical systems, insulation and vapour barrier are complete, BEFORE DRYWALLING.

 STAGE 7:       BEFORE OCCUPANCY

A final inspection call must be made when the structure is completed or is ready for its intended use - before any occupancy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Building Inspector at:

County of Annapolis Building Department

396 Main Street, P. O. Box 9

Lawrencetown, N.S.     B0S 1M0       

(902) 584-2255


PLEASE  CALL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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