First Inspection

June 29th, 2020

I was out of town the day our the first inspection was scheduled. It was the first of several rebar inspections, which we had to pass before we could pour concrete. This would be the first time an inspector stepped on to the property and set eyes on our construction site. Inspectors can be a little bit scary. Their approval is absolutely critical for a building project to move forward. Their disapproval can result in bigger delays and more expense, sometimes extremely so.

If an inspector is having a bad day when they come to inspect your project, you could be in for a hard time of it and I’ve seen it happen. It’s usually when the hands go on the hips and the eyes narrow, that trouble is brewing from my observations. Fortunately, most of the inspectors I’ve met are quite reasonable if you know how to talk with them.

So, of course, I was thrilled when I got the news that we passed the inspection with flying colors! Yay! Check one for the first inspection. Now, we have 7 or 8 more to go, I think. Hopefully, with fingers crossed, the rest will also be approved without issue. I’m knocking on wood over here…


The Permit
March 13th, 2020
The Complaint
March 26th, 2020
The Cave
April 14th, 2020
The Supports
May 1st, 2020
The Rebar
May 21st, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 1
June 7th, 2020
First Inspection
June 29th, 2020
The First Pour
July 3rd, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 2
July 12th, 2020
The Bamboo (fun video)
July 22nd, 2020
Second Inspection
August 15th, 2020
The Second Pour
September 9th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 3
October 10th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 4
October 11th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 5
October 17th, 2020
Video Tour
October 18th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 6
October 18th, 2020
More Rebar
October 23rd, 2020
The Staircase
October 29th, 2020
The Steel
December 21st, 2020
Final Pour!
March 13th, 2021
Second Entrance
June 15th, 2021
Bathroom/Wet Room
July 15th, 2021
Rain DeGrey and Shay
August 7th, 2021