What’s Covered in a Home Foundation Form Inspection from Top 2 Bottom Real Estate Inspectors
In this video, Master Inspector John Onofrey talks about what’s covered in a home foundation form inspection or a foundation form inspection. If you have questions about the video or you’d like to schedule a foundation form inspection for your new home, please call our office at 281-565-4677.
Summary of the Home Foundation Form Inspection Video
– – This is certified master inspector John Onofrey with Top 2 Bottom Real Estate Inspectors. Today I’m touching on home foundation form inspections prior to pour.
What’s Checked on a Home Foundation Form Inspection
Top 2 Bottom Real Estate Inspectors checks multiple critical items during the pre-pour of the home foundation inspection. We’re going to check the form boards for levelness using a zip level. We’re going to check for beam depth, proper beam depth, that’s it’s done according to specifications. Pad depth. The pad depth of your foundation is important. Many times it’s missed when a lot of contractors put these forms together. Also the steel, the plumbing, the moisture barrier. Many, many different components in your foundation form inspection that we’re going to check.
The main thing is using a digital zip level to check depth of beams, of pads, and your foundation form boards around the perimeter of the foundation. So the first phase of construction phase inspections is going to be the foundation forms prior to pour.
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Top 2 Bottom Real Estate Inspectors has package deals on foundation, on construction phase inspections from the ground up, through the foundation form boards, the form components, pre-drywall phase, and then the final phase of construction.
Some of the other major things that we check during the foundation form board inspection is going to be the plumbing, the steel, your post-tension cables, electrical conduits that are installed, all your beams, steel in the beams, and, critically, the form boards, beam depth, pad depth. All checked.
Most of the time the builder is going to leave the specifications for the foundation here at the job site so that we can check what the minimum depths are engineered to be for that specific foundation. And looking at this drawing, the pad depths are standard at four inches so this slab is designed to be four inches deep all over. And then the beam depth, which is critical, on this one, is a little bit over built which is great. It’s a 30 inch beam depth on this particular foundation. We check that, measure it with a zip level to ensure that the contractor has met the minimum depth levels according to the engineering specs on the foundation.
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