On a recent pre-pour foundation inspection, it was noted that the plumbing pipes going through grade beams were not “sleeved”. I am aware that the 2003 IRC does call for sleeving, however, the builder replied that he was operating under the 2000 IRC which did not require sleeving.
Could anyone advise as to whether or not this is, in fact, true?
In any case, does a builder have the option to decide which code regulations he wishes to operate under. Please note that this incident took place in Texas.