Basement framing inspection

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Posted by: from Brantford
11/2/2016 at 1:15:00 PM

So I just finished framing a basement for a customer and did not know they are going to have it inspected. I'm just wondering what they look for in an inspection.

All my studs were 16OC, sill gasket was used and ramset to concrete, no load bearing walls however a couple bulk heads that are level and good but all did different to save some lumber so doesn't look the greatest. Will they say something about that?

Also doorways that weren't load bearing I didn't put in any cripples just 2x4 on each side and play at top or door for a 32x82 opening. Will they say something about that as well?

Just curious. It will be first framing inspection and want to make sure I know exactly what they look for for future reference.

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Date/Time11/2/2016 at 2:12:21 PM

A framing inspection in a new or old house....

A building inspection maybe ... a valid building permit?

have you been certified for the use of the ramset.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time11/2/2016 at 2:31:43 PM

House is maybe 10-15 years old and just basement also no I was not aware you need to be certified for ramset.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time11/2/2016 at 2:34:59 PM

They sell ramset, nails, and bullets in home depot/lowes never asked for certification.

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Curtis from C2 Projects in Cochrane
Date/Time11/2/2016 at 3:05:21 PM

Here they generally look to make sure your mechanical room door is at least a 2/8 door.

As far as the quality of the framing goes they aren't too concerned with that.

If there isn't anything structural and you didn't cut into any support beams they're not going worry about whether your walls are plumb or if they plain properly that's up to the homeowners to bring up. They're only concern is that the place is safe for the homeowner.

At the same time if you're going to have someone pay you to do work you should make sure you know what needs to be done to pass code. Whether it's being inspected or not. I'd recommend that going forward with your company if you take on jobs you're not too familiar with to do your research before you do the work.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time11/2/2016 at 5:16:32 PM

Nothing done was structural just adding walls and dorrways for bedrooms no exterior walls were already done was just curious about bulkheads if they expect them to be done a certain way? Also I always provide quality work was just wondering what they inspect and if they are hard about things.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time11/2/2016 at 5:17:05 PM

Also home owner never told me till after framing that they were getting inspection I knew I should ask before.

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