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The approved plans (site copy) must be on site for inspection, otherwise the inspection will not be made and you will be charged a $45 re-inspection fee.

  • Footings: All required reinforcement bar must be in place at time of footing inspection. Minimum one (1) foot wide footings, minimum 42 inches deep. A notarized statement by the contractor or engineer must be submitted at time of footing inspection, stating that the foundation has been placed in substantial compliance with the approved site plan.
  • Mid-wall: If vertical re-enforcement is required in wall.
  • Backfill: Minimum two (2) inch pea stone under minimum four (4) inch drain-tile, with minimum six (6) inch pea stone over the top of the drain-tile. Also after any required damp-proofing or water-proofing has been installed.
  • Basement slab: Minimum four (4) inch granular fill, six (6) mil poly, and prep for radon system.
  • Garage slab: Minimum four (4) inch granular fill.
  • Rough: After all rough trade inspections have been approved.
  • Brick flashing: Before the installation of masonry veneer and after the installation of base course flashing.
  • Insulation: Installed per mfg. instructions.
  • Drywall: Call prior to mudding. Minimum one (1) screw in the field with glue on walls and minimum two (2) screws in the field with glue on ceilings.
  • Final building: After all final trade inspections have been approved. Provide insulation certificate.
  • Final grade: Provide final as-built grade certificate.
  • Stabilization: After grass growth or after bond is posted.

Inspections are required for water/sewer installation, footings, backfill (before), underground plumbing, rough plumbing, rough electric, rough heating, rough frame, insulation, drywall, Interior slabs and porches attached to the foundation, fireplace, final plumbing, final electric, final heating, and final building. Inspections for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical must be inspected and approved before inspection for rough/final building can be conducted.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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