What the Inspectors Inspect: Part 17, Pre-drywall Inspections
It is difficult to discuss pre-drywall or framing inspections here in Georgia without taking a historical look at framing workmanship. For years, men learned construction from their fathers, learned on-site as apprentices or attended trade schools and studied construction. The quality of residential construction was quite good and consistent through the 1960s and 70s. There are many homes from that era that have withstood the test of time. This article will only deal with the carpenters building the house. These folks were unique in a strange way. The electricians, plumbers and heating, ventilating and air conditioning workers were all trades people that were licensed by the State and were already required to follow national codes specific to their industry. Not so with the guys actually building the house.