March 19, 2020 - Daily Update
Good Morning. Building Safety & Permits has 73 inspections requested for today, March 19, 2020.
**Due to the Covid-19 virus, we are asking that any non-essential inspections be rescheduled two weeks from March 16. We also ask that our Inspectors be allowed to perform their inspections while maintaining a 6-foot distance from other personnel.**
Note that our office is closed to the public until at least March 30. Please see this link regarding 3rd Party Inspections which REQUIRE pre-approval by the Inspection Chief. https://jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6494/Policy-Regarding-Approval-of-Third-party-Inspectors-and-Agencies-PDF You may email Allen Turner, email@example.com, to request pre approvals.
Stormwater and Resource Protection Division
Staff is currently performing inspections. Staff will maintain a minimum separation of 6-feet from anyone that may be on site. For more information, call 757 253-6670.
Energy Inspection Reports
Building Safety & Permits has received several Duct Blaster reports that fail to meet the minimum standard for duct leakage. The 2015 Virginia Residential Code Section N1103.3.4 for Rough-in tests states that the total leakage shall be less than or equal to 4 cubic feet per minute per 100 q. ft. of conditioned floor area where the air handler is installed at the time of the test. Where the air handler is not installed at the time of the test, the total leakage shall be less than or equal to 3 cubic feet per minute.
Post Construction tests total leakage shall be less than or equal to 4 cubic feet per minute per 100 square feet of conditioned floor area.