Additional QA Services
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Third Party Quality Assurance Services
Below is an overview of additional inspection services we offer to builders and builders risk carriers

Because of the flexibility of our technology, we can adapt any inspection report or type to suit your specific needs. Just let us know. For the list below, we have developed standardized reporting protocols and field collection key sheets that all our field inspectors use.
Environmental
Site Inspections
This Inspection is performed after the lot has been cleared and the building soil pad has been set in place. This is performed to assure all vegetation has been removed in all areas where the building foundation will be placed for a minimum of 12”. In addition, a visual inspection to assure all hazardous materials have been removed and/or located and disclosed is conducted. Grading practices and much more is reviewed.

SWPP
This is a Storm Water Pollution Prevention program in which we perform an evaluation of the erosion control, silt fencing, entrance and exit protections, check for temporary seeding or sod, and much more.

Indoor Air Quality Sampling
This service we offer for new construction in which we perform numerous tests to assure the quality of the air for new residents. We know that there are often delays in the construction schedule that may lead to the possibility of the construction material receiving unexpected amounts of moisture. We can eliminate any concerns by providing certified testing results that will assess the premises for mold and other hazardous air contaminants.
Structural
Foundation Footings and Stem Walls
This is an inspection performed to assure that all footings and stem walls have been constructed per engineer’s design and applicable building codes. We assure that the proper sizes, placement, steel, etc. for the footings have been followed.

Slab on Grade/Foundation
This inspection takes a look at all the footing sizes, the quantity of reinforcing steel and more before the concrete is poured to assure that all are per engineer’s design and meet applicable codes and construction industry standards.

Concrete Placement Monitoring
We are on site for the duration of the concrete pour to assure that the proper mix design, batching time, slump, and fiber mix have met the engineer’s design, contractor’s orders, applicable codes and industry standards. We also observe the proper placement techniques and check that all reinforcing steel and welded wire mesh (if used) is placed properly.

Concrete Masonry Units/Bond Beam and Reinforcing Steel
A thorough inspection is performed to assure that all CMU’s have been properly placed. We check that the mortar joints have proper widths. We also check that all reinforcing steel has been placed properly with correct sizes, grade, and quantity and more. We make sure that the engineer’s design, applicable codes, and industry standards have been met.

Roof/Wall/Floor Sheathing
This inspection is performed to verify that the fasteners and sheathing have the correct spacing, size, and placement. In addition, we identify that the correct sheathing thickness is used and that the sheathing is not over-spanning its intended use. We locate and identify the construction defects before they are covered by the weather barriers in order to aid the contractor to orchestrate proper repairs.

Large Truss Placement Monitoring
Current building code requires any truss larger than 30’ in length to be monitored during installation. We are onsite for the installation and assure that the recommendations of the HIB-91 and the BCSI-03 have been followed in order to reduce construction defects.

Structural Engineering of Trusses and Framing
This inspection is performed after the roof framing and uplift resistance hardware have been installed, but before the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades have performed their rough in. We look at all the load-bearing walls, headers, truss placement, bracing, uplift resistance straps, etc. to assure they have been properly installed. This helps identify problems early so that repairs can be facilitated without the removal of the ductwork, electrical wire, plumbing, etc. All work is inspected to assure compliance with engineer’s design, contractor’s orders, and industry standards.

Roof/Wall/Floor Framing
This framing inspection is performed to verify proper wall construction, stair construction, floor systems, draft stopping, fire blocking, cabinet blocking, shower and tub enclosure wall construction, and others meet the engineer’s design, applicable codes, contractor’s quality and requirements, and industry standards.

Building Final
This final inspection is performed to assure that code required provisions have been met prior to occupancy. We check the stairs, entrances, cabinets, doors, and more.
Moisture Intrusion Prevention
Pre-Foundation Vapor Barrier Inspection
This inspection is performed before the placement of foundation concrete. We observe that the proper material has been used and that all areas requiring the vapor barrier are properly covered. We assure that all tears and holes have been sealed and that all overlaps are properly taped.

Weather Barrier Inspection
We perform a visual inspection to assure that the house wrap has been properly installed and nailed, all penetrations have been sealed, and the windows and doors have been properly wrapped to assure optimal performance for the prevention of moisture intrusion. Furthermore, ensure that all windows and doors have been properly caulked and all masonry mortar joints have been properly filled.

Window, Door and Bucks; Caulking and Overall Impermeability
We perform this inspection to verify that the caulking and sealants used on the windows and doors has been properly applied. We check the thresholds of the exterior doors to verify they have been set in a bead of caulking. We observe that the types of material used for bucking the windows are correct in dimension, type, and that they have been properly attached and caulked.

Roof System Underlayment and Associated Flashings
A roof system can be one of the key elements in preventing moisture from entering the home. That’s why we perform an inspection in the beginning stages of this system’s installation. We inspect the material to verify it’s correct. We make sure that it is fastened properly. We verify that all Secondary Water Barriers and Peel and Sticks have been properly applied. We observe that all associated valley flashings, step flashings; side wall flashings, etc. have been installed correctly and sealed.

Roof System Final
We perform this inspection to ensure that all the roof materials have been installed correctly and meet all applicable codes and industry standards. We make sure that all associated flashings, vents, and lead boots have been properly installed.

Moisture Intrusion Final
This inspection can be a vital inspection to aid in the prevention of future moisture intrusion. This inspection encompasses all exterior envelope cladding systems. We inspect the exterior wall finishes, penetration sealants, window and door caulking, roof systems, and more.