Inspections and no Building Department

Residential Code of Ohio – Inspector Mike® copy

New home inspection where there is no certified building department.

You are building a new home and there is no certified building department exists, how can you call to verify that it is being built to code? Only one licensed home inspector in the State of Ohio that has been fully certified to inspect that your new home meets the requirements of the Residential Code of Ohio.

Residential Code of Ohio addresses no certified building department

In May 2006, the Residential Code of Ohio went into effect in all 88 counties. Some areas have no building department. So, who verifies compliance with the code. In this situation call Inspector Mike®.

2019 RCO and no building department

Can I use a home inspector?

No. Home inspectors are regulated by the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing. Code compliance is strictly prohibited. OBBS regulates residential construction.

Rule 1301:17-1-16 | Canons of ethics.

“(8) Licensees shall not represent a determination of compliance with Ohio residential, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical codes, specifically the existence of serious hazards as defined in rule 4101:8-2-01 of the Administrative Code.” as adopted by the Ohio Home Inspector Board.

Inspector Mike®

In 2004 Inspector Mike® learned that this new law was going into effect in 2006 and achieved all the necessary proctored testing required to be certified on the first day that certification was required.

To date, all other home inspectors have failed to receive the required certifications to inspect a your new home during construction.

Inspector Mike® was certified in 2002 for the electrical certification prior to the adoption of the RCO. The electrical certification testing is only one of the certifications that no licensed home inspector has tested on.

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Why hire a private inspector?

A private construction inspector is a professional who is hired by a private individual or organization to inspect the construction of a building or other structure to ensure that it meets the required standards. Private construction inspectors may work for a variety of clients, including homeowners, developers, and property managers.

As a private construction inspector, you will be responsible for performing inspections of the construction site, reviewing plans and drawings, and verifying that the work being performed meets the required standards. This may involve checking for compliance with building codes and regulations, verifying that materials and techniques being used are suitable for the project, and ensuring that the work is being completed in a safe and efficient manner.

To become a private construction inspector, you will typically need to have a strong understanding of construction principles and practices, as well as a good working knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations. You may also need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as construction management or engineering, and pass a certification exam. Some private construction inspectors may also be required to obtain a license to practice in their state or jurisdiction.