Stages of Housing Inspection

The following housing project inspections and stages need to be completed:

Footings
The footings inspection requires all digging to be completed. The building footings and formwork for the footings must also be completed. The building inspector needs access to the bottom of the excavation site. No concrete is allowed to be poured until this stage of the inspection process is passed.
Lateral Sewers and Water
The sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water service lines connected to the publically-owned lines must be completed and connected to the interior of the building before backfilling. The inspector must also sign the drain card at this stage, after the inspection is complete.
Foundation
The foundation is inspected at this stage. The damp proofing, weeping tile and drainage layer must be installed to be ready for inspection. A foundation survey is completed after backfilling. The survey is submitted to the Building Services Division for review.
Under slab drains 
All underground drains must be complete and exposed for inspection at this stage. You need to provide access for the inspector to view the drain layout. The drain card must be available for the inspector during this inspection.
Rough-in plumbing
All interior supply, vent and waste piping above the basement floor must be completed at this stage. The piping needs to be visible for the inspector.
Framing 
All rough-in plumbing, wiring, rough-in mechanical and other services must be completed at this stage. The exterior shell must also be completed before framing inspection is arranged.
Solid fuel burning appliance 
Solid fuel burning appliances, such as wood stoves and fireplaces, must be installed and the chimney needs to be completed before this inspection can be done.
Mechanical basics (rough-in) 
All mechanical duct work above the basement floor must be visible for inspection at this stage.
Insulation and vapour air barrier 
Thermal insulation and vapour air barriers need to be completed at this stage. This inspection needs to happen before any interior finish can be installed. All framing, rough-in plumbing and mechanical rough-in issues must be fixed at this point to pass this inspection.
Final plumbing 
All plumbing fixtures, connections and piping at the basement level must be completed for this inspection. The plumbing system needs to be operational to pass this inspection stage.
Final Interior 
The housing project must be complete and ready for move into at this stage. An occupancy certificate is required before the new building can be occupied. A water meter must be installed by Richmond Hill to get an occupancy certificate.

A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued when there are issues to be fixed or outstanding orders.

Final Exterior
All exterior parts, final grading and sodding of the project must be completed to pass this stage of the inspection process.

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