Phase inspections

Do anyone do any phase inspection for home owners. If so what report format do you use. I got a call from a home owner to do a phase inspection on his home that is been built.

I will not do phase inspections until I am ICC certified.



To properly conduct a Phase Inspection, you need to find out and address the needs of the Client. Reporting is generally narrative in nature and more Construction Code specific.

I do Construction Phase Inspections and the needs of the Client vary greatly.

Some have been a total of 4 inspections in Phases and others have been 1 hour per week with a written report each week as an update. These can run up to 24 or more inspections.

I have not found there to be any consistency to the types of Phase inspections that I have contracted.

Does anybody just do inspections like these for exteriors only!

I’m confused. How does one do a phase inspection for a home that is completed?

Stucco inspections…take pictures of the EIFS falling off the building or spider webbing for concerned owners in a written report, generally associated with new construction.

Construction Phase inspections also.

Like Joe H said…each individual may want something different.

I didn’t say anything about stucco! I suppose you have some pictures like what you are talking about cracking and falling off the wall?

Some where here…you have some rather good ones…inept construction methods to say the least…:smiley:

I am not smart enough to post them!
To many years playing in sand piles!!
But I am a work in progress! ha!ha!

Now you have some to!!

The home is being built.

These are the types of things to look for in phase inspections!
On the exterior of most stucco houses any way!


With regard to Stucco (Hard Coat or EIFS)

All Stucco is Bad.

Look for items during the course of your inspection to disprove this theory and report accordingly.

Earl, Have you attended any HI school, or have previous experience?

JH why do you say all stucco is bad?

Earl, I do 80% new construction “phase” inspections and 20% resale-other inspections. I would not recommend doing these inspections unless you are well versed in construction principles and practices, as well as codes. Best conditions, you should be code certified for building,plumbing, electrical, and mechanical, or combo certified for residential construction. This will give you credibility with your clients as well as the builders. New construction inspections can be scheduling nightmare and you must be able to be flexible and be able move your schedule around. Steve Taylor Taylor Inspection Services, Inc. Amelia Island, Florida