Construction Quality Control Checklist

Use this Construction Quality Control checklist template for a structured quality control and quality assurance process in your buildings.

Construction Quality Control Checklist



HVAC

1. Is the HVAC air return as per the plan location?


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2. Is the thermostat wire in the planned location?


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3. Is the air handler condensate line connected?


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4. Are registers installed in each room?


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5. Is the flex line free of crimps?


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6. Are dryer vent connections taped?


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7. Is the B-vent installed and strapped with proper clearance?


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8. Are duct supports in place?


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9. Are all gas vents strapped with proper clearance from combustibles?


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10. Are bath and vent fans installed per plan?


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11. Is the flex duct insulated?


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12. Is copper installed as per the plan?


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13. Are FHA straps installed at all copper penetrations?


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14. Is the drip pan installed, strapped, and sealed?


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15. Are all penetrations through the top plate and walls and roof sealed and firestopped?


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16. Has the duct blast test passed prior to the drywall installation? (Energy Star)


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17. Is the HVAC of the proper SEER rating?


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Plumbing

1. Is the water meter installed and on?


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2. Do wastewater lines have adequate fall?


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3. Are tubs and showers installed, properly backed, level, and square?


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4. Are shower heads blocked and set to the proper height?


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5. Are stool locations at the proper distance from walls and fixtures?


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6. Do vent pipes extend completely through the roof?


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7. Are second-story waste lines under test?


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8. Are vanity and sink locations per plan?


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9. Are all cleanouts exposed?


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10. Are hose bibs installed per plan?


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11. Are tub boxes and exterior plates grouted?


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12. Have tub and shower box areas been treated for termites?


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13. Are closet flanges secured?


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14. Is the washer box and icemaker box secure?


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15. Are tub protectors in place?


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16. Are gas lines complete, secured, and under test?


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17. Are FHA plates installed?


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18. Are all penetrations through the top plate and walls and roof sealed and firestopped?


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19. Should the backflow device be confirmed if necessary?


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Electrical

1. Is the air handler light and receptacle installed?


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2. Are all fan outlets blocked and screwed?


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3. Is the garage door prewire complete?


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4. Are the location of TV and phone outlets per plan or buyer selection?


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5. Is there no wiring installed over the scuttle opening or the A/C platform?


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6. Is there no wiring within 2” of copper lines or metal ducts?


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7. Are FHA plates installed?


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8. Are all wires in good condition and not severed?


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9. Is the wiring for the range, dryer, and water heater per plan?


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10. Are doorbell wires exposed?


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11. Are smoke detectors located per plan and code?


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12. Is the electrical panel installed with a vapor barrier?


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13. Is the location of all chain-hung pictures per plan?


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14. Are carbon monoxide detectors installed if there are gas appliances?


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15. Are vinyl and tile locations checked for humps and cracks?


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16. Is the house swept, the trash bin in place, and the building site free from debris?


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17. Is the roof flashing per code with no venting in valleys?


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18. Are exposed exterior doors flashed at the top?


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19. Is the roof completely dried in?


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20. Is there no foam installed above the ceiling line?


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21. Is all scaffolding installed as per OSHA requirements?


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22. Is the post rough grade and framing termite rod and trench complete?


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23. Are stem patches complete?


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24. Are insulation types and vaults confirmed prior to scheduling?


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25. Has the city frame inspection been received?


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Pre-Finish Phase

1. Is batt insulation complete with no gaps?


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2. Is common walls/ceilings soundproofing complete?


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3. Is drywall complete with the proper nailing pattern?


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4. Are all corner beads the correct type and properly installed?


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5. Is water-resistant "green" board installed at all wet locations?


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6. Are all walls textured evenly per specs?


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7. Is Tyvek stucco wrap installed correctly, with Tyvek tape used at all barrier penetrations?


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8. Is stucco lath installed properly with chicken wire and code-nailing patterns?


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9. Is the stucco brown coat application "watered down" per the manufacturer's recommendations?


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10. Is the stucco texture applied evenly per specifications?


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11. Are roof tiles applied properly with the correct nailing patterns?


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12. Is the exterior fully painted with a trim color pattern per plan, including the front door?


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13. Are floors free from humps, and rough surfaces, and are control joints prepared?


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14. Is the baseboard and trim carpentry punch complete, and is door hardware installed?


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15. Are bypass guide blocks in place?


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16. Are drywall repairs complete?


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17. Are all corners square?


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18. Is the cabinet countertop punch complete?


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19. Have marble tubs and showers been checked for scratches and chips?


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20. Is the stucco punch complete?


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21. Is blown insulation installed and checked for depth?


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22. Are cleanouts exposed and above the finished grade?


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23. Is the scuttle lid in the garage weighted?


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24. Have the city drywall nail inspections been received?


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25. Has the city lath inspection been received?


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Finish Phase

1. Are all options installed per start?


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2. Does the A/C work properly?


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3. Are all gas appliances and fixtures connected and working properly?


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4. Are appliances free of scratches and chips, set level with anti-tip, and working?


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5. Is the garbage disposal working and equipped with a wrench?


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6. Are all light fixtures installed with bulbs and working properly?


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7. Are carpet seams tight?


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8. Is vinyl caulked, and seams are sealed?


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9. Is the carpet clean and free from stains?


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10. Is vinyl free from tears or damage?


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11. Is ceramic tile grouted evenly with the proper color grout?


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12. Are ceramic tiles and grout free of chips, cracks, and damage?


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13. Are all windows Low-E, scratch-free, and operate freely with screens installed?


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14. Are all window reglazes complete?


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15. Are drywall repairs painted?


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16. Are tubs free of scratches, ships, or damage, and are all stoppers in place?


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17. Are doors adjusted, and are bumpers in place?


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18. Are all plumbing fixtures leak-free?


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19. Are countertops free of scratches, chips, and other damage, with seams sealed?


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20. Is marble free of scratches, chips, and other damage, and is it caulked?


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21. Are cabinets oiled, adjusted, and free of damage, and defects?


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22. Are mirrors and accessories free of scratches and defects and level?


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23. Is the paint touch-up complete, and are all doors sealed top and bottom?


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24. Is the house clean?


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25. Is the building exterior clean, raked, and graded for proper drainage?


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26. Is the water meter box level and set to grade?


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27. Is the landscape complete?


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28. Is the electric meter set, and electricity turned on?


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29. Is the gas meter set, and gas is on?


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30. Is all fencing complete and painted?


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31. Are fence gates installed?


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32. Are roof jacks installed, vent pipes, and jacks painted to match the building?


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33. Are roof tiles not cracked or broken?


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34. Is the roof clean and free of excess material?


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35. Are stucco repairs complete and painted?


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36. Are all roof drains free of debris and provide positive drainage away from the building?


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37. Are all window screens installed and free of damage?


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38. Is the final termite rod and trench completed?


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39. Has the city’s final inspection been received?


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40. Is the Energy Star Inspection Sticker installed in the electrical panel?


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Pre-Start Phase

1. Is the building pad clear of debris and in "as graded" condition?


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2. Are retaining walls installed and cured?


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3. Is the water service location as per plan?


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4. Is the sewer service location as per plan?


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5. Are dry utility locations as per plan?


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6. Has the building permit been received and posted?


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7. Should the curb cut location or handicap ramp be confirmed?


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Foundation Phase

1. Does the building layout agree with the city-approved site plan?


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2. Is steel installed in footers per plan?


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3. Are interior footings dug per plan?


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4. Has the water meter been ordered?


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5. Is copper sleeved over all the bearing footings and supported at trench crossings?


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6. Are patio post footings dug and per plan?


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7. Is underground electric and A/C in place?


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8. Is the vent for the cooktop in place (if applicable)?


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9. Are sidewalks and drives sleeved?


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10. Are control joints in place and per plan?


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11. Is backfill material per soil report requirements?


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12. Are A/C pads in the correct location?


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13. Are deco drains in place?


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14. Are sewer cleanouts in place and located outside of paving and concrete?


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15. Are all doors and drops formed?


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Rough Phase

1. Is the CONHAZ posting visible and legible?


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2. Are options per start paperwork?


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3. Is all frame backing (tub and shower, curtain rod, cabinet, towel bar, etc.) in place?


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4. Are framing plates properly sealed, and is the bottom plate treated?


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5. Are second-story floors nailed, glued, and checked for squeaks?


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6. Is plywood in good condition and not delaminated?


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7. Are trusses in good condition with no broken chords?


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8. Have bowed studs been repaired or replaced?


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9. Are girder trusses double or triple-studded?


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10. Are fire blocks installed?


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11. Are all chases fore stopped?


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12. Are all shear bracing in place as per plan?


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13. Is the scuttlehole framed and marked?


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14. Is sheetrock backing in place?


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15. Are all firewalls installed per plan and code?


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16. Are window openings wrapped and sealed?


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17. Are windows and sills level and plumb?


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18. Are medicine cabinets framed in?


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19. Are beams properly set and secured?


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20. Are door openings sized per plan?


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21. Is proper cable end bracing in place?


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22. Are attic catwalks and platforms in place?


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23. Does the Arcadia have an active door per plan?


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24. Are stairs properly secured with grab rail backing in place?


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25. Are all shiners clipped?


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26. Is the fireplace complete and the fire stopped?


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27. Are fascia joints tight and tied together?


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28. Are drops, soffits, and bypass headers level?


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29. Are all columns plumb?


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30. Have all joist hangers been installed?


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31. Are stucco stops installed at all exterior door openings?


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32. Are all cabinet openings per plan?


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33. Are all vinyl, tile, and cabinet areas plumb and square?


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34. Should any broken windows be noted?


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35. Is a mop board installed a minimum of 8" from the roof line?


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36. Does the A/C platform have proper clearance and is it reinforced and nailed off?


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