CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION GUIDELINES

 

  • Uniform Construction Code (UCC), N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18
    • Construction work must be inspected as mandated by the UCC
      • NEW BUILDINGS – ADDITIONS – RENOVATIONS – ALTERATIONS – MINOR WORK
      • Depending on the scope of the project other department inspections may be required.
      • The Construction Department will conduct inspections as often as necessary to insure that all work conforms to the approved plans and the requirements of the UCC.
  • Scheduleing and Inspection
    • The property owner or contractor in charge of the work must request the inspeciton in SDL Portal when the work is ready for inspection. 
      • Every effort will be made to conduct Inspections within three (3) working days of the SDL Inspection Request.
        • The three working days are calcuated based on the start of the inspectors schedule for the week. 
          • The Borough inspectors do not work a full week.
        • Check the Inspectors Schedules when you are planning the timing of your inspections.
  • THE APPROVED PLANS MUST BE KEPT ON THE JOB AT ALL TIMES.
    • IF THE INSPECTOR IS NOT ABLE TO REVIEW THE APPROVED PLANS ON THE JOB, THE INSPECTION WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED.
    • The Construction Official or Sub-Code Officials may require additional inspections.
    • Work shall not proceed in a manner that will conceal it from the inspection. 
 
UCC MANDATORY  INSPECTIONS
  • Footing 
    • Bottom of trench PRIOR to the pouring of concrete.
  • Steel in Masonry
    • Bond Beam, Reinforcement PRIOR to pouring of concrete.
  • Wall Forms
    • PRIOR to the pouring of concrete.
  • Block Wall
    • MIDPOINT for vertical reinforcement.
  • Foundation/Backfill 
    • PRIOR to the placement of backfill.                                                                                        
    • New Construction Foundation Location Survey is required prior to inspection.
  • Slab 
    • PRIOR to the placement of concrete. 
    • IF REQUIRED, Foundation Location Survey (2 Copies) must be submitted and approved prior to Framing
  • Framing 
    • AFTER passing Electrical and Plumbing and BEFORE insulation.                                            
    • New Construction Framing Checklist is required at inspection.
  • Electrical Rough Wiring
  • Plumbing Rough Installation and/or Gas Pressure Test
  • Sheathing, Roof & Walls
    • Before covered
  • Insulation 
    • PRIOR to the installation of gypsum board.                                                                             
    • New Construction Insulation Checklist required at inspection.
  • Above Suspended Ceiling
    • PRIOR to installing ceiling tiles Building, Electrical,
    • Fire (Sprinklers only), Plumbing
  • Final Electric, Plumbing & Fire
  • Final Building 
    • ONLY AFTER FINALS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY: ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, MECHANICAL AND FIRE. NO EXCEPTIONS.