Construction inspection is a vital step in any construction project. Our clients have long recognized the need to employ independent, experienced inspection and quality control services on construction projects to ensure that the work is up to standard. Our system is to verify that the product furnished by the contractor is accepted with the plans, specifications, and other contract documents. Our inspection process leads to measuring the quality control to reduce costly construction delays, upcoming servicing, and maintenance costs.

Construction inspection is a type of inspection that is performed for litigation support to document work completed for renovations, add-ons, etc.

Our company provides three primary construction inspection services:

1. Owner is Representative Services: Accutech works for owners to ensure that the construction process follows the plans and specifications of construction.

2. Contractor/Architect support: Accutech provides on-site inspections during the construction project to ensure that the construction follows the plans and specifications.

3. Pre-construction services: Accutech reviews plans and specifications and suggests clients earlier to the commencement of construction.

Our inspection cost varies by the time and expertise needed to prosecute the job.

New Construction Inspection

We offer supplemental inspection services for buildings that are under construction:

Plan review : A plan review is a process of reviewing the construction drawings and specifications to ensure that the building is constructed as indicated by the drawings.

Foundation Inspection : A foundation inspection is a vital inspection for any structure that is being built or has been built. This construction inspection would include observations of the footing excavations, steel/bolt/hold-down placement, underground plumbing, and other critical factors that could affect the structural integrity of the building. A pre-pour inspection is usually done by a concrete inspector before beginning a foundation pour on any project and is required by most building codes and specifications. This inspection would need to be scheduled within the week before pouring the foundation.

Rough Framing/Mechanical Inspection : Rough framing includes the preliminary inspection of the building’s frame, including the size of members and steel connectors, fastening and anchoring methods, shear wall nailing, and other construction details. The mechanical inspection will provide precise information on the condition of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. This includes the furnace, ductwork, filters, registers, exhaust fans present, and much more. Rough framing is the foundation of a house. This includes the layout and assembly of wood, metal, or other material. It essentially determines the shape and size of a building by establishing its exterior angles and dimensions. Plumbing is a vital part of the framing, as it supplies water, removes wastewater, and provides fuel gas for the furnace in cold or emergencies.

Roofing / Waterproofing : Roofing is the protective covering on the uppermost layer of a building. The process of roof installation includes underlayment, flashings, heap, nailing, and general installation of roofing materials. This inspection is normally inspected during the rough framing / mechanical visit and we will look at the underlayment and flashing to see if they are installed correctly. This is a good time to inspect for any leaks or signs of water damage. Another site visit can be arranged if the roofer needs to access more areas of your property to complete your job.

Stucco/Siding Inspection : A stucco inspection is an inspection of the exterior of a building. It includes observations of building paper for proper lap/placement, window/door flashing, weep screed, and tuck-pointing. The stucco inspection will usually be scheduled the week before starting the scratch coat, for a three-coat stucco system. The inspector will then examine all areas of the home that are covered in stucco, including patios and porches.

Insulation Inspection: Insulation inspection is the process of visual inspection, using a variety of techniques, to determine if the insulation installed in a house has been properly covered. The inspector will check for any gaps or holes in the insulation caulking. If there are any gaps or holes, they will be sealed with new caulking/foam. The inspection would need to be scheduled one or two days before the installation of the interior drywall. This way, if there are any issues with the insulation, they can be fixed before it becomes too late.

Drywall Inspection: A typical drywall inspection will include observations for proper placement and nailing of the interior drywall. The drywall inspection is a crucial step in the construction process. It is important to schedule this inspection one or two days before the start of the drywall taping. This will allow for any issues to be addressed before they become a problem.

Final Inspection: The final inspection is a crucial step in the process of buying a home. It is an inspection that includes observations and operation of the building and its major systems as outlined in the California Real Estate Law. We at Building Inspection Services believe that our inspection process and report meet these standards in ways designed to reveal the complete condition of your building in a way that is meaningful. Prior to the final inspection, all utilities must be turned on and a qualified technician must start up the furnace (or air conditioning system). The technician will ensure that all safety features are in place and working properly. The final inspection will give you the information you desire about the construction of your new building. You will know all about what materials have been used and find out whether any defects were left undetected.

1.3 Considerations Beyond Scope— Construction inspectors need to keep up with new methods of construction so they can identify them when they come across them on site or in plans. They also need to know how different materials react during installation, such as concrete or drywall, so they can identify potential issues before it becomes an issue with the final product.

One-year Warranty Inspection: The one-year warranty inspection is an important step in ensuring that you are not stuck with any major problems after your builder's warranty expires. When you buy a new home, it is important to take the time to inspect your warranty. You should schedule this one-year inspection around ten to eleven months after the close of escrow. This way, you will have additional time for any repairs or replacements necessitated by the inspection.

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