It's a great combination - a plumbing clean out and a pre-drywall inspection.
The two go together well.
This is a three-level townhouse, on a slab.
And this is the lower-level powder room.
Behind it is the staircase cavity, without future access.
Behind that is the laundry room, beside the staircase.
All three of these locations will have drywall.
Plumbing clean-out ports are located inside and outside all new construction.
In this house there are two inside.
This is one of them.
You will notice that it is not only behind the drywall of the powder room, but the toilet as well!
However, once the drywall is up this location will be hidden.
A future plumber, hoping to snake out a clogged drain line, will not know where to find it.
And even if, that's IF, they provide access to that area under the stairs, which would require a very unobtrusive (cough) access door in the entry hall wall (always attractive), it will be facing the back side and getting a snake in there will be difficult at best.
I'm not sure what this installer has in mind, but this is NOT thinking ahead!
Let's hope the F2 is from the supervisor, indicating that a new Set Up Utility is to be put here sometime soon!
But don't hold your breath.
Oh, installing the upstairs toilets with drywall screws isn't thinking ahead either!
These guys are good!
Drywall screws are used for everything and anything EXCEPT drywall!
My recommendation: once the drywall is up this would NEVER have been seen. A pre-drywall inspection is as essential with new construction as anything else you will do. Because once the drywall is up, all of this is invisible! And yes, I know, there have been many, many inspections up until now, including the County, which approved what you see here. So be smart! Get a private, professional, objective, bull dog home inspector to have a look around! You'll feel better afterward.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560