How do I know the house is constructed to building code requirements?
In addition to the inspection performed all throughout the process by ECH personnel, whether we build in the county or the city, a combination of licensed engineer certifications and building department inspections provide the assurance of compliance with building codes. At each level of fabrication, an inspection is made before the installation can be covered. Final inspections are made at completion to insure code compliance for electric, plumbing and heating. In addition a final building code inspection is made which covers any number of things from smoke detectors and step heights to hand rails, address numbers and drainage. These inspections do not address the finish quality of the installation, but rather the functional and safety aspects of the home. In order to obtain a certificate of occupancy, all inspections must be passed.