New Home Construction
WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF WAUNAKEE
BUILDING INSPECTION PROGRAM
(PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW AND FILL OUT THE FORMS IN A CLEAR, LEGIBLE MANNER. SUPPLY AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ALL CONTRACTORS AND DEPT. OF COMMERCE CONTRACTOR NUMBER)
All new permits must be submitted through the online portal. Instructions can be found at : https://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/66/Waunakee-Inspection-Department or just click the link below to begin.
PLEASE NOTE:All submitted plans must show significant detail in order to review. Some examples of inadequate detail: (a) safety glazing not identified, (b) incomplete footing or foundation dimensions, (c) incomplete insulation and structural detail (use building section sheet included in building packet), (d) incomplete stair detail with finished floor heights, etc.
All residential foundations must have drain tile installed to the specifics of Comm 21.17(i.e., bleeders every 8 feet, sump crock with pump installed, proper tile location, etc)
Attic hatches located in garages shall be permanently installed with hardware that will maintain it in a closed position when not in use (i.e., hinged Comm 21.08(5)(d)(2)).
All residential masonry veneer walls shall conform to Comm 21.26 (7)(a)4 (i.e., weep holes shall be provided at the bottom course at maximum intervals of 2 feet.) The weep holes allow moisture that collects behind the veneer to escape.
All insulation shall be marked with its R-value (depth markers placed etc.) or the installer shall post a signed and dated certificate (in attic near hatch) that states the type of insulation, its manufacturer, and its R-value. Comm 22.03(1). Sealing is required at electrical boxes and other penetrations of the insulated thermal envelope.
Where inadequate erosion control measures exist, all work will be stopped and fines will be levied. This means soil leaving the sight, heading down the street and clogging the storm sewer
Make up air (either fresh air intake on the cold air return or air to air exchanger) must be provided to prevent negative pressure from exhaust ventilation Comm 23.02(3).
No one shall occupy a new single family dwelling prior to a final inspection. OWNER/CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE TO CALL FOR ALL INSPECTIONS
In order to receive an occupancy certificate, all health and safety items related to the permit work shall be code compliant, (i.e., no occupancy will be given in the following situations: (a) decks or other elevated areas over 24” above grade without proper guardrail protection, (b) no handrail for 3 or more risers, (c) unsafe electrical conditions, etc., (d) missing or non-functioning smoke alarms, (e) non-complying stairs
All building sewers require backwater protection – notify your plumber of the requirement