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Some remodels endure endless inspections

What building officials look for during site visits

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If you're thinking of doing some improvements on your home, especially extensive ones, chances are you'll need a building permit. So you head down to your local building department, fill out an application and provide whatever information they require, and a short time later you have your permit. Once you have your permit, it's important to understand how the inspection process works, and what you need to do to be ready for it. Knowing when different inspections are required and what the inspectors are going to be looking for will help everything go much more smoothly. When you receive your permits, you will also be given information about how to call for the inspections. Some cities utilize an automated call-in system, some do it online, some have live technicians that take the requests, and some offer all three. However it's done, be aware that most jurisdictions require that you request an inspection with at least one day's notice, sometimes more. DIFFERENT PROJECTS, DI...