Deck footing inspection - set forms/rebar first or no?
Here, they want to see the footing as it sits, finalized, fully completed, ready to receive concrete. They do not expect, nor do they take kindly to, you doing anything more to something they have inspected....... unless it is to complete a task they specify in order to pass inspection. ie "Do so and so, then go ahead and pour it." That's a fairly common remark they will make if it is only a small thing they want corrected, and not really worth their time to come back out to reinspect.
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