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11/14/2011 12:13:39 PM
I NEED A ESR REPORT FOR A LAGUNA LATTICE PATIO COVER. THE SIZE IS 10'X20' I'M IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A PERMIT AND NEED THE NECESSARY REPORTS TO DO SO.
11/14/2011 12:36:52 PM
Welcome to the forum.
Here is ESR 1398P;
Go here for other Evaluation Reports;
Hope this helps,
Retired Texas Combination Inspector. Location Oklahoma.
11/14/2011 8:36:53 PM
Bob, Thanks for the reply. The 1398 is only 2 pages and doesn't look anything like the report that the inspector showed me at the city hall office. His report was like 10 pages, which showed diagrams of different attachments, spans, windloads, etc. I'm still working with my contractor to try to obtain it as I'm the homeowner and I'm trying to get the permit to save costs on my end. From what I gather the mfg is supposed to provide it. The problem is with the distributor where my contractor purchased it- they don't seem to know much about it and Amerimax the (mfg) can't and won't send the ESR directly to my contractor. Anyway, hopefully tomorrow will be better news for me.
11/14/2011 9:29:21 PM
Add this to the report;
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Randy, you state; "I'm still working with my contractor to try to obtain it as I'm the homeowner and I'm trying to get the permit to save costs on my end." This raises a red flag in many inspection departments. You don't have to answer this question here; but, are you getting the permit; and, telling the department that "you" are building the patio cover yourself? Some contractors who cannot obtain permits (for whatever reason); tell homeowners that it is cheaper and better if they get the permit and claim they are doing the work themselves. Don't do it! There is no reason why a legitimate contractor does not want to get the required permits; and, it should not cost you any more than the the permit and inspection fees. Also, you state "The problem is with the distributor where my contractor purchased it- they don't seem to know much about it." The "distributor" should know exactly what is required. Another red flag. Please be careful.
11/15/2011 12:57:02 PM
Thanks Bob for your reply to my situation. You guidance has been helpful.