Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

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More top 10 reasons for building rejection in OKC

Posted on April 1, 2015 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

The city of Oklahoma City provided us with a list of Top 10 building (non-mechanical) reasons for rejecting a new building during inspection, and we're going to list them in a countdown to No. 1 Today we offer reasons 10-6.

10. Locked and / or Occupied: The inspector must gain access in order to perform a final inspection. When the house is furnished or (occupied), the inspector cannot enter without the builder or owner present.

9. Mud and Water in ditch (footings)  (Figure 403.1a (4): Footings shall be supported on undisturbed natural soil or engineered fill.

8. Improper depth and steel size (footings): The following footing requirements will be considered minimum standard for the City of Okla. City. Type, 1story; dimension, 12 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Material, concrete. Reinforcement 2 5/8" bars or 4 ½ “ bars.

7. No Tempered Glass - (308.4 item (2): Within a 24 inch arc of the door (Hazardous Locations) is considered a specific hazardous location for the purpose of glazing

6. Fire Blocking (R602.8): Fire Blocking required. Blocking shall be provided to cut off all concealed draft openings (both vertical and horizontal).

Stay tuned for reasons 5 through 1.

Learn how to avoid these issues at this year's Oklahoma Building Summit Aug. 27-27 More info.


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