Pre-site inspection checklists are essential for verifying compliance with local regulations. They can include verifications of permits, conditions, and planning obligations. The structure and foundation of a building are the bones of the house and any problem can damage its integrity. Insulation is important for controlling heat flow and avoiding an increase in energy bills.
Our inspectors will ensure that there is adequate insulation throughout your new home during the construction process. Doors and windows are areas where moisture could enter the house and cause problems such as mold growth and structural damage caused by water. A new construction inspection will check if there are gaps around the openings and for adequate water resistance. Generally, jobs are inspected and approved successively and no work can continue beyond the point indicated in each subsequent inspection without first obtaining the approval of the inspector.
The most common items inspected are foundation excavations, concrete work, wooden structures, ventilation equipment, plumbing, electricity, nailing sharp walls, nailing ceilings, etc. When finished, a final inspection and approval of the finished project will take place. Depending on the scope of the work being done and the type of building, one or more inspections may be performed. The Residential Inspection Division inspects single-family and two-family homes, including new structures, extensions, alterations, swimming pools, retaining walls, various accessory structures, and the demolition of existing structures.The Building Inspection Division provides inspection services for all commercial, industrial and residential buildings in more than two units.
Inspections are performed on all integral, non-mechanical components, including building zoning. An electrical inspection provides inspection services for all commercial and industrial buildings and verifies compliance with the electrical code. The intention of electrical inspection is to ensure compliance with the applicable electrical code in order to reduce personal and structural electrical risks.The Virtual Inspection (VI) program was implemented to provide LADBS customers and inspection staff with an innovative way to achieve timely inspections by broadcasting real-time video from construction sites. Program VI is expected to reduce waiting times, improve efficiency, and promote the health and safety of LADBS customers and staff in accordance with the Mayor's order to protect their home.
VI is an alternative to traditional on-site inspection. This new method made possible by technology will improve customer service with a more convenient and timely process.The Fire Sprinkler Inspection Division provides inspection services for all commercial and industrial buildings and verifies compliance with the fire sprinkler code. The Classification Division of the Office of Inspection oversees issues related to soils and foundations, leveling, excavation, and backfills. The Mechanical Inspection Division provides inspection services for all commercial and industrial buildings and verifies compliance with the mechanical code.
LADBS is responsible for inspecting all heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and fire safety tests for mechanical systems including ladder pressurization and smoke control and smoke evacuation systems installed in all commercial mixed-use and multi-family buildings.The Plumbing Inspection Division provides inspection services for all commercial and industrial buildings and verifies compliance with the plumbing code. Inspections are required for plumbing systems including sanitary and industrial waste ventilation systems and combustible gas systems located in a variety of occupations including but not limited to medical facilities high-rise office buildings industrial buildings factories food service establishments retail and residential structures process waste plants refineries.Inspectors can rely on information from roofing experts building contractors building code inspectors or other outside experts to fully inspect the exterior condition of a building. The Building Inspection Division provides inspection services for all two-unit commercial industrial and residential buildings. When carrying out building regulatory inspections builders ensure that the work performed will be approved by the local authority's building control department or by an authorized inspector.But what exactly does a commercial building inspector look for during an inspection? Read on to learn about what goes into a building inspection as well as four key elements that an inspector will be sure to check.