Builders Inspections

Attention Builders:

In order to ensure a quality built structure, builders should have a minimum of three phase code compliant inspections. Current Texas Laws state that if the County seat has not adopted a building code the State of Texas minimum building code will be the 2006 IRC. The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is required to meet the new energy building standards.

The three phase inspection process requires include, but are not limited to:

1. A foundation inspection conducted prior to the placement of concrete, also known as the pre-pour inspection;

2. A framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems and energy inspections conducted prior to the placement of any insulation materials or interior wall coverings. This phase is also known as the pre- drywall or pre-cover inspections; and
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3. The final phase inspection and is conducted when the home is completed.

TexaSpec Inspections provides a variety of types of code compliant inspections for the builders. TexaSpec has ICC Code Certified and IRC Combination Code Certified Inspectors ready to perform your inspections and to assist you, your building superintendents and your sub contractors in understanding the building codes minimum requirements while building your homes.

Final results equal a better product and less recalls, less service call backs, happy clients and more references for your homes. No matter if you build one home or hundreds of homes a year, code compliant inspections is a win-­‐win situation for builders.

Types Of Inspections We Perform

1. Foundation: After concrete has been placed and prior to framing TexaSpec will inspect the foundation, take and record the foundation elevations readings.

2. Framing (Dried-In): All 2-inch framing including bracing, cornice and decking complete, with windows and doors in place but prior to mechanical trades beginning.

3. Mechanical: All electrical, plumbing and mechanical rough-ins are completed (prior to insulation).

4. Framing Plus Mechanical: This is a combination inspection of the framing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical rough-in. Prior to insulation.

5. Final: This inspection is when the home is substantially complete with all final connections completed with all utilities on. Grading, drainage and landscaping should be complete.

We do not perform foundation pre-pour inspections for builders. Due to the fact that most foundations are engineered designed and inspected at the time of placement of the concrete by the design specialist.

Notice: All repairs must be completed and re-inspected before our report can be finalized and approved by our Inspectors.

Payment

We accept payment by cash, check or credit cards. All payment or payment arrangements must be made at the time of scheduling your inspections. If payment arrangements are not made in advance, payment must be made at the time of the inspections.

Scheduling Your Inspections

Please provide a minimum of three days lead time to schedule these types of inspections. To schedule an inspection please call our office at 281-370-6803. TexaSpec Inspections
office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. We do not do inspections on weekends or holidays.