Building Inspections

Building Inspection Types and Requirements

Pier and Pylon Inspection

Pier and pylon inspections are made by observing a sampling of piers during drilling operations and reviewing inspection records for each pier.

Post Hole Footing Inspection

Post hole footing inspections are made after excavations for post frame members are complete and before concrete is placed.

Concrete Footing Inspection

Footing inspections are made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place.

Concrete Foundation Inspection

Concrete foundation inspections are made after all required forms are in place and any required reinforcing steel is in place. Applicable crawl space grade and drainage systems should be in place before inspection.

Masonry Foundation Inspection

Masonry foundation inspections are made after all required masonry is installed and any required reinforcing steel is in place and grouted. Applicable crawl space grade and drainage systems should be in place before inspection.

Retaining Wall Inspection

Retaining wall inspections are made after the wall is completed.

Concrete Slab Inspection

Concrete slab inspections are made after in-slab or under-floor reinforcing steel and building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor.

Frame Inspection

Framing inspections are made after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, flashing, fire-blocking, and bracing are in place and pipes, chimneys and vents to be concealed are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing, heating wires, pipes and ducts are approved.

Fire/Smoke-Resistant Penetration Inspection

Fire and smoke-resistant penetration inspections are made after the protection of joints and penetrations in fire-resistance-rated assemblies are completed.

Ceiling Grid Inspection

Ceiling grid inspections are made after grid work is installed, applicable ties and seismic reinforcement is installed, and before acoustical ceiling tile is installed.

Building Envelope Inspection

Building envelope inspections are made after building envelope insulation, fenestration, and required air barriers are complete.

Building Final

The building final inspections are made after all work required by the building permit, including means of egress and required accessibility components, are completed.

Schedule a Building Inspection

  • Email a Building Inspection request.
  • Phone in a Building Inspection request at (812) 436-7867.
  • Come in to the Building Commission Office and request your Building Inspection in person.