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Pre-Drywall Inspections


Lightly Treading’s pre-drywall inspections will target issues while they are still easy to access and repair. Depending upon your project we will work with you to select which of the following inspections are needed.

FRAME WALK

Lightly Treading will meet with framer and builder to be sure ENERGY STAR® Thermal Enclosure Checklist (TEC) requirements are understood.

THERMAL ENCLOSURE CHECKLIST (TEC)

Walk through inspection ensures that performance details of insulation and air-sealing are correct before the drywall is hung. Effective insulation and air sealing details are key to ensuring a high performance home. Our inspectors are thorough and detail-oriented to ensure you are meeting if not exceeding standards. The required checklist for ENERGY STAR® certification with the assistance of the HVAC company and builder will be filled out and saved for completion at the final inspection. 

Lightly Treading Energy Raters will notify the builder and/or appropriate trade partner of any areas in need of improvement immediately, so repairs can be efficiently addressed without affecting your production schedule.

PRE-DRYWALL DUCT LEAKAGE TESTING

Measured pressurization of duct systems before drywall is hung will help determine if ducts are adequately sealed as well as assure that there are no disconnected or poorly connected ducts while they are easy to access and repair. Ensuring an effective delivery of heating and air conditioning is a key component to a comfortable and efficient home.

Lightly Treading Energy Raters will immediately notify HVAC contractors of duct systems found to be performing poorly.