I run into all kinds of things on pre-drywall inspections - many things we could call New Construction Afterthoughts.
Interestingly, they created the walls for the rear stair well.
But they only cut a regular door opening.
The buyer was the one who noticed it!
They cut this opening a few days prior to our pre-drywall inspection.
Above this opening is a tall, cathedral-ceiling wall and lots of weight.
The double 2x6 spanning that opening is certainly not the end of this.
They will have to provide a header.
The opening there now is just large enough for a regular sliding glass door.
However, just looking at it, the opening will need a sizable header because of the weight above and span created. The door cannot provide support!
They may be getting a sliding glass door, but it might be smaller than anticipated!
My recommendation: a pre-drywall inspection points out things even after the "many" inspections by the supervisor and his understanding of the plans that are supposed to be followed. The buyer found this oversight! It will be interesting to see how they span this and still accommodate a sliding glass door!
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