a word about inspectors - Posted by Mike/nc

Posted by MIke/nc on May 20, 2005 at 10:47:33:

This same inspector told that at one of the classes he recently attended to get recertified one of the other inspectors there told him in his county a house wouldnt pass unless it had grass growing in the yard… If I lived in that county I think I’d be planting me some of the other “grass”…

a word about inspectors - Posted by Mike/nc

Posted by Mike/nc on May 20, 2005 at 06:56:11:

Im in the process of developeing a L/H. I thought I had all my ducks in a row. But since this is my first dealings with double wide I found I had a lot to learn. I got the inspector out here yesterday for the final inspection and he informed me that I hadnt had the marriage walls inspected nor the tie downs inspected. Well Ive already put the sideing back on each end and also underpenned it. So now Ive got to tear off the sideing off both ends so he can see that they have been properally (screwed) together and take off the underpenning so he can inspect the tiedowns. He was too lazy or sorry to just take a flashlight and look up under the home to see the tiedowns. He also informed me that there is a lawyer in Charlotte NC whos only purpose in life is to go from town to town and sue building inspectors for infractions. He will sue on your behalf without you even knowing it. And you get nothing if he wins the suit. So folks, take nothing for granted in this business and always consult with the powers to be before you make a move…

Re: a word about inspectors - Posted by Tony Colella

Posted by Tony Colella on May 20, 2005 at 09:13:23:

Mike, sorry for the frustration you experienced with this inspector. Unfortunately this is not entirely unsual. Yes, in the future deals you won’t install the siding or skirting before the inspection but each inspector is different and they often find something else to gripe about.

I was speaking with a guy who owns a stick built house building and development company. I walked in the room as he was venting about an inspector who made him tear out a finished wall to move some duct work. The same inspector had been there to conduct the pre-inspection and said nothing about it until everything had been finished.

So you see, even the full time pro’s get frustrated by the inspectors. Hang in there. If you do enough of these, the red tape gets easier but will always remain.