Changes to Note for Residential Inspections as of 1/1/2020
TOWNHOME ELECTRICAL: Feeders supplying townhomes shall not extend through any townhome unit other than the unit served. For the purposes of this provision, the term townhome shall mean a single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of two or more attached units in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with a yard or public way on not less than two sides.
PEX WATER SERVICE: Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) can now be used for the water service from the stop box to the structure as installed following Des Moines Water Works standards. Copper is still required from the water main to the stop box.
FROST FOOTING REQUIREMENTS: Footings at frost depth will not be required for detached residential accessory structures under 1,024 sq. ft. or freestanding decks under 30” high from the surrounding grade at least 36” out from the deck.