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Pre-Drywall Inspections

Why is a Pre-drywall inspection important?

What do we inspect at the pre-drywall inspection?

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  • Masonry Components
  • Foundation Walls
  • Exterior Framing
  • Exterior Flashing
  • House Wrap
  • Roof Covering
  • Roof Flashing
  • Valleys
  • Roof Sheathing
  • Roof Vent(s)
  • Vent Collars
  • Skylight(s)
  • Chimney(s)
  • Interior Framing
  • Floor/Slab
  • Service Door
  • Interior Framing
  • Presence of Fire Stop
  • Presence of Draft Stop (air seal)
  • Required Clearances
  • Presence of Nail Plates
  • Structural Fastening
  • Rough-ins for all bath/kitchen
  • Location of Switch Boxes
  • Location of Junction Boxes
  • Fasteners
  • Straps
  • Bolts
  • Structural Columns
  • Concrete Foundation Slabs
  • Floor Joists
  • Trusses
  • Sill and Sole Plates
  • Bridging and Blocking
  • Rim Joists and Band Board
  • Beams and Girders
  • Openings in the Floor System
  • Floor Sheathing
  • Hangers
  • Windows
  • Steps and Stairways
  • Balconies
  • Attic Hatch
  • Electric Panel
  • Sub Panel
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Circuits/Cables
  • Service Entry Cable
  • Drop Cable
  • Weatherhead
  • Overhead Cables
  • Meter/Meter Base
  • Grounding system
  • Junction Boxes
  • Location of Smoke Detector Junction Boxes
  • Furnace
  • HVAC Supply Register
  • Proper Flex Duct Installation
  • Proper Flex Duct Support
  • Heat Pump
  • Condensate Drain Lines
  • Ductwork / Plenum
  • Air Registers
  • Returns
  • Boiler
  • Boiler Piping
  • Radiators
  • Slope of DWV Pipes
  • Support for DWV Pipes
  • Pipes and Fittings
  • Drain / Waste / Vent
  • Gas Meter
  • Gas Pipe
  • Bath Shower Pan
  • Foundation Walls
  • Footers (if visible)
  • Floor / Slab
  • Seepage / Dampness
  • Sump Pump(s)
  • Crawlspace
  • Framing
  • Masonry Walls
  • Masonry Veneer
  • Columns / Piers or Posts
  • Structural Steel
  • Chimney
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To Know More, check out some related Blog posts:

Four Reasons to Get a Pre-Drywall Inspection

While it’s tempting to think that brand new homes (like brand new cars, or brand new appliances) are unlikely to have any problems, this is unfortunately just not the case!

The Pre-Drywall Inspection: Five Common Major Concerns That Make it a No-Brainer

From Framing, to Foundation, to Roof (and more), even homes in the Pre-Drywall stage will have some Major concerns!