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Rough Framing - Floor


Topout/Frame
Rough Framing - Floor


The residential inspection checklist for topout/frame (rough framing for floors) includes:

  • Floor joist sizing and spacing per City reviewed drawing.
  • Floor beam(s)/ girder(s) sizing per City reviewed drawing.
  • Cutting, notching and drilling, Figure R502.8, I.R.C. 
  • For lateral support to prevent rotation, provide 2x solid blocking, bands or rim joist at ends of floor joists, section R502.7, I.R.C. 
  • Floor framed openings per City reviewed drawings and section R502.10, I.R.C. 
  • Bearing partitions perpendicular to joist:  maximum offset from the support member below – depth of joist, section R502.4, I.R.C. 
  • Floor draftstopping at maximum 1,000 sq. foot of concealed floor space area, section R502.12, I.R.C. 
  • Headroom above stair tread nose: minimum 6’ 8”, section R311.5.3, I.R.C. 
  • Floor sheathing to be installed to manufacturer’s specifications and listing, with maximum floor member spacing as indexed on floor sheathing product.
  • Bearing ends of joists, beams and girders per section R502.6, I.R.C.
  • Unless used as a structural floor diaphragm or as detailed on City reviewed structural drawings, all floor framing fasteners shall comply with Table R602.3 (1), I.R.C.


Contact Information

City of Litchfield Park
Building Safety Department
214 West Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, Arizona  85340

Ph: 623-935-1066
Fx: 623-535-9754

Updated 4/22/16