Scrambling for an Inspection

We want to pour concrete for our exterior stairs tomorrow so we need an inspection of our reinforcing steel (rebar) today.  It was a scramble.

Inspecting the Rebar and Surveying the Window Well and Stair Well

We submitted the wet-signed details on the reinforcing steel (rebar) placement yesterday to the City of Monte Sereno so they can inspect the rebar today.  The Building Official advised us that we needed a survey of the window well and stair well before we could pour additional concrete in these areas.

Since the surveyors from Dunbar and Craig had surveyed the four corners of our foundation on Tuesday, they simply needed to use a tape measure to confirm the exact location of the concrete foundation walls for the window well and stair well.  Then, the sheets had to be printed, wet-signed and two copies delivered to the City of Monte Sereno.

The surveyors had been to the site and it was now past 3:00 pm.  We needed to confirm the concrete order for tomorrow and Jorge, Bill Brown Construction Company’s on-site supervisor, called Bryan to confirm that the inspection would be today.  Bryan then called the City of Monte Sereno.

‘Today?’, asked Howard Bell, the Building Official for the City of Monte Sereno.  ‘I thought you wanted the inspection tomorrow.’  Bryan responded and said we had ordered concrete for tomorrow morning and we would deliver the wet-signed sheets from a licensed surveyor showing the setbacks and our compliance with those setbacks.

Discussion ensued.

The Concrete Feature Wall Emerges

The forms have been removed, showing the back of the concrete feature wall with the forms still in the concrete for the TV niche and doors.

The forms have been removed, showing the back of the concrete feature wall with the forms still in the concrete for the TV niche and doors.

East Mechanical room with almost all the forms removed.

East Mechanical room with almost all the forms removed.

Delivering the Wet-Signed Sheets to the City of Monte Sereno

Bryan arrived at Dunbar and Craig’s offices in Santa Cruz at 3:50 pm and, after confirming the dimensions on the sheets, they were printed and wet-signed.  Bryan left Santa Cruz at 4:10 pm.

Passed Inspection

Jorge called Bryan and confirmed that the City of Monte Sereno had inspected the rebar placement in the stair well and that it was as set forth in the plans from Duquette Engineering.

The wet-signed sheets from Dunbar and Craig were delivered to the City of Monte Sereno by 4:40 pm.

Only less than 30 minutes ago Jorge had cancelled the concrete order from Graniterock Concrete and pushed it to Thursday.

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