Footing Inspection

What You Should Know:

This is generally the first inspection that takes place. Call for inspection BEFORE cement is poured. Forms should be placed on suitable soil with the required reinforcing rods. The continuous forms should also have the correct width and depth. Bleeders may be required in wet soil.  Tracking pad and erosion control measures MUST be already in place.

Relevant Code Sections from WI SPS Uniform Dwelling Code

321.16 48" Frost depth including at basement walkouts

321.12 & 321.33 Proper planned sill elevation for zoning and drainage 321.14 (2) Soil - no organics, uncompact fill, water, frost

321.16 & ACI 318 5.12 (shall be insulated if cold weather) and verify frost depth likely at site

321.17 Groundwater/clay: tiles with bleeders 8' o.c. (also requires 4" base course under slab and damp roofing of block foundations)

321.15 Forms or adequate soil stiffness (normally will form footings if tiles or basement floor base course required)

321.15 (2) Form or trench sizes: - width: 8" plus foundation wall width - depth: 8" except fireplace and chimney footings to be 12" - columns:                 12” x 24" x 24" (can include slab thickness) - footings for basement center bearing walls

320.10 & ACI 318 15.9.2 Rebar per plan or as needed to bridge problem spots 321.02 (3)(e) Protected from freezing during cure

321.125 Silt fence, straw bales, or non-channel matting to protect downslope perimeter; 12" thick (3” to 6” diam. clean stone) tracking pad on all access drives (50 ft. length or to the foundation); soil stockpiles protected by proper erosion control methods; waterbodies and drainage ways protected from sediment discharge; no tracking onto street; off-site inlet protection; recheck as needed for repair and maintenance on future inspections.