Framing Stage Quality of Workmanship

Topout Quality Inspection – The purpose of this inspection is to make visual on-site observations of the workmanship evident in the construction techniques up to the point of completion at the time of this inspection, generally including the exposed framing, roof, and plumbing. This stage of completion is often referred to as “Top-Out”. A list of observed irregularities and suspected defects will be provided in the body of the report. The more significant irregularities will be pointed out for your consideration.  These observations are made to provide a basis for the opinions which will be stated in the body of this report. Most of the observed irregularities will be in need of repair or correction to some extent, but it is suggested that the extent and need for repair be discussed with the general contractor responsible for the construction of the property. The list of anomalies provided is not claimed to be the complete list of irregularities that exist, but a representative list used to form an opinion as to the quality of workmanship apparent in the building fabrication. On-site visual observations of evidences of workmanship utilized in fabrication of the building normally include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: the building structure, evidences and consequences of differential movement in the building foundation, the roof, site work, mechanical and electrical equipment installation, and other aspects of the building fabrication process which have a bearing on the overall quality of the building fabrication. Mechanical and electrical equipment are not operated since they are generally not installed or are not functional at the time of the inspection. The plumbing rough-in is checked where visible.