We had a GC in Reno that was fond of doing this sort of thing. Finally, one day the inspector poked a small hole in the wall, inserted a piece of wire, withdrew it....and Voila! No insulation! Contractor ordered to take down rock in every house in developement for inspection. I think he was bankrupted by this- but he certainly knew better, but persisted in his 'cleverness.'
#105808 - 08/03/0508:54 AMRe: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution?
The last few inspectors I have dealt with require proof one way or another. All of them have accepted pictures of the work done, as long as the quality of the work could be seen, as well as the location. The inspectors were familiar with the quality of the work of the crews already. Otherwise you would have to show them, even if it meant removing the rock or chipping out concrete...
#105809 - 08/03/0512:28 PMRe: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution?
Gentlemen: I have been in the situation where I requested an inspection on Friday. The following Friday I told the guys installing dry wall to wait until Wed. I again called for inspection that Fri afternoon. On Wed it still hadn't been inspected and got covered. Some of the dry wall came down for inspection, but I wasn't happy about it. Just how long do we hold up a job for an inspection?
#105813 - 08/11/0506:21 PMRe: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution?
Here in NJ I have seen one side of walls sheetreocked on large commercial projects many times, the rockers aren't held up and have something to do but I imagine it is not the best thing for their effiency. But most of the time the game is all about how fast can they get the C of O and not how efficient the crew is.