135-Point Quality Inspection

Custom 135-Point Quality Home Inspection

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The Barran II - Aster Hills Subdivision
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W128 S8743 Harrington Ct
Muskego 53150
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Footing and Foundation

  • Check for proper set backs
  • 48” frost wall depth at basement including walkouts
  • Soil conditions: no organics, uncompacted fill, water or frost, soil, insulated in cold weather
  • Drain tiles with bleeders every 8’ o.c.,4” base course of stone under slab
  • Protect concrete from freezing during curing stage
  • Footing has minimum of 4” on each side of the foundation wall, and minimum 8” depth
  • Rebar and other reinforcement installed per engineering on plan
  • Anchor bolt placement minimum 6’ on center
  • Beams to bear on minimum 8” solid concrete
  • Minimum cover of tiles 16” clear stone
  • Foundation insulation installed from footing to top of wall, including frost wall under basement walkouts
  • 4” clean base stone under concrete slab
  • Storm crock lip to be 1” above floor
  • Minimum basement floor 3” thick
  • Minimum garage floor 4” thick
  • Ground to be free of frost

Framing

  • All roof clips installed with teko nails
  • Cricket or saddle installed for all chimneys
  • Double top plate on all bearing members, above studs
  • Lower top plate is broken over a stud
  • Wall brace plans meet code requirements
  • Wall brace installation matches those on the plan
  • Headers installed where load bearing
  • Headers less than 6’ to be supported on each side by single common stud and 1 shoulder stud
  • Headers greater than 6’ to be supported on each end by single common stud and 2 shoulder studs
  • Bottom plate anchored in garage and whole foundation
  • Treated wood required when resting on or embedded in earth
  • Any sills or rim joists resting on concrete or masonry to be treated
  • Siding or sheathing in contact with concrete or masonry to be treated
  • Re-inforceany stud if more than 1/3rd depth bored or cut out
  • Fireblocking at soffits, dropped ceilings, openings around wires, cables, vents, pipes, ducts, chimneys etc., concealed spaces, connections between concealed vertical or horizontal spaces
  • ¾ hour fire resistive construction between garage and living space
  • Garage entry door, minimum 20 minute fire resistant rating
  • All stairways to have minimum 36” width
  • Minimum 6’4” headroom measured from stair nosing to ceiling or soffit
  • Maximum 8” riser and 9” tread
  • Winders in a series must be 7” tread 12” in from pivot point
  • Handrail between30-38” above tread nosing 
  • Handrails installed on all stair flights more than 3 risers
  • Landings to be level at top and base of every set of risers. Landing minimum as wide and 3’ in direction of travel

Brick Veneer Walls

  • Brick ledge or base flashing provided
  • Provide 1” air space behind brick
  • Provide weepholes at max intervals of 2’
  • All lintels to be properly sized

I-Joysts

  • Properly sized per plan
  • No cutting of flanges or other damage
  • Proper cutting of webs - no holes at bearing points
  • Ranch - ¾” plywood sheathing
  • Carrying 2 stories:I-blocking or continuous 2xrim board 
  • Solid blocking installed under point column loads
  • Proper nails and nailing
  • Top mounted hangers oni-joystmay require backer block 
  • Parallel chord floor trusses
    • No modifications or damage
    • Bottom bearing trusses are not flipped top for bottom
    • Top bearing trusses bearing within 1” of last web
    • Strongback installed 10’ o.c. and tied to end walls
    • No cantilevers unless engineered
  • Beams are properly sized
  • No notching or boring of beams
  • Proper beam nailers equal to beam width
  • Adjoining ends of beams fastened together at columns

Insulation

  • Envelope, ceiling, walls, floors, foundation insulated to match the ResCheck/RemRate heat loss program
  • Thermal Resistance Identification shown on insulation greater than 12 inches wide
  • Blown attic insulation: ID tag per 300 sq ft. Text facing attic access
  • Check sealing behind studs at wall corners and intersections
  • Check sealing at attic kneewalls
  • Check sealing at gable ends and bay windows
  • Caulk/spray foam the following
    • Recessed light fixtures
    • Between window/door jambs and framing
    • Penetrations of utility services through walls, floor and roof assemblys, and top and bottom plate
    • Around fan housings
    • Around exterior outlets and switches
    • Sealed around kitchen hood vent
    • Sill sealer at foundation
    • All touching studs caulked
    • Bottom plate caulked to floor

HVAC

  • No B vents or chimneys, except for direct vent fireplace.
  • Fireplace roof termination - 3’ above roof.
  • Minimum 1 return air opening per floor
  • Proper notching and boring of joysts, maximum 1/6 of depth, not in mid-1/3 span
  • Proper notching of studs, maximum 1/3 depth or reinforce
  • Minimum 30 gauge for concealed ducts
  • All ducts supported10’-12’ c.
  • All duct joints securely fastened
  • Kitchen hood ducts to be metallic
  • Gas pipe entrance nipple protected- galvanized, epoxy coated, taped or sleeved
  • Insulation shield around vents in attic
  • All bath fans hard piped to exterior using 4” hard pipe. Maximum or 18” flex pipe if needed
  • Gas pipe hangars: ½”- 6’ o.c.,¾” and 1”- 8’ o.c
  • Shut off dampers on accessible runs
  • Gas piping has shut off within 6’ of appliance
  • Dedicated circuit for furnace/ac
  • 6” minimum clearance between single wall connector and combustibles
  • All vents under positive pressure to be tightly sealed
  • Perform duct testing if ducts in unconditioned space
  • PVC vent supported 3’ o.c.
  • PVC vent sloped ¼” per foot to furnace
  • Maximum vent length per manufacturer specifications
  • Termination
    • 3’ from gas meter or regulator
    • 1’ above grade
    • Away from AC and electrical equipment
    • Power vent 4’ from openings
    • Sealed combustion units minimum 9” from windows
  • Water heater and furnace manuals left on site
  • Twenty four inches clearance in front of portions needing servicing

Siding and Trim

  • All factory ends abut, cut ends terminate at trim and caulked in
  • Lower ends of siding nailed on ends to preventski-tipping
  • All cut ends touched up
  • Siding caulked minimum ¼” bead to corner and trim boards
  • Soffits and fascia wrapped. All cuts around lights and outlets inspected
  • Outer edges of trim squared and leveled around windows
  • All face nails painted over
  • Ground breaker installed over foundation insulation, exterior corners on insulation

Final Interior Aesthetics

  • Doors over carpeted areas cut down
  • All joints glued and nailed together
  • Shoe installed over all hard surface floors
  • Nail holes all filled before final lacquer applied
  • All faucets and fixtures properly installed and functional
  • Floor thresholds installed properly
  • Cabinet doors and drawers functional
  • Countertops properly installed and secured to cabinets and walls
  • All windows inspected and adjusted
  • Hardware installed properly
  • All exterior doors checked
  • Door locks tested,keys tested
  • Blower door test 3rd party performed
  • Drywall repair done,check for drywall pops and cracks

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