Framing Inspection Services

Framing Inspections

Prior to insulation, call us to perform a framing inspection to ensure the house was framed properly per the design drawings. We inspect the framing structure on the basis of Code compliance, plan compliance, proper load transfer, and structural long term performance. After performing the framing inspection, we provide a report that lists the items that need correction. Subsequent re-inspections may be requested to ensure all of the items have been completed properly. A final “sign off” letter sealed by a professional engineer will be provided.

Pricing For Framing Inspections

A single oversight could cost several times more to repair than the cost of the inspection. Obviously the size of the house and complexity would dictate the cost of the inspection. Also, if several field changes require onsite analysis or if numerous mistakes were made that required design solutions, the cost of the inspection would increase. To get a “ballpark” idea, the price of the initial framing inspection is about a third of the design fee. The minimum inspection fee is $400. Please contact us for a more accurate estimate.

 

We hired Patric with IDE to design structural beam sizes to allow the removal of some bearing walls in our home. The appointment was made promptly and Patric arrived exactly on time. Kathleen, the office scheduler also was very efficient in scheduling the appointment. Patric clearly explained various options for the construction of the beams, and the drawings were prepared in a matter of a few days. A list of suggested contractors to do the work was also provided. Check out the Intelligent Design website for some informative videos on how to determine bearing walls in a home. A very professional company.

Julie Emmons