Job Set Up

Property Pins Staked
Utilities in place
Port-a-john available
Proper access

Job Signs

Signs visible and clean
Placed facing the road
Appropriate signs for stage of construction
Checklists, location of dumpster or portajohn, no shoes, etc.
(Use "0" if not there)

Exterior Site Conditions

Site cleanliness
Single trash area or dumpster
(Use "0" when a total disaster


House set at correct height
Garage set at correct height
Water drains away from house
Proper backfill

Foundation- Footers

Overall appearance
Ground wire installed

Foundation Block

Overall appearance
Free of major cracks
Uprights 25" above slab height

Concrete Flatwork

Finish appearance
Control joints
Correct depth of pour
Concrete clean out location


Framed to plan
Arches done right
Frame exterior walls
Reveals in hallways
Front door installed with lock
Bearing walls bolted, clipped, strapped


General appearance
Nailing patterns before paint
Nails covered after paint
Seams sealed


Shingles- straight ridges and valleys
Consistent color
Vents installed


Uniform edge at ground level
Flashing installed correctly


Concrete finish smooth and clean
Edges look good
Sloped away from house


Protection plates in place
Hose bibs secured


Depth in attic with measuring stick
Baffles in place
Card signed and in place


Overall appearance
Electric boxes cut out
House properly cleaned after spray
No excess boards in dumpster

Trim/Interior Doors

100% complete
Doors swing proper direction
No covered light switches
No missing doors
Excessive nails holes
Clean cuts and good casing corners
House locked


Tile complete, grouted, clean
Grout lines even
Tile cuts even
Caulking complete


Done to checklist requirements


Installation to plan

Interior Cleanliness

No trash, mud, cigarette butts on floor
Broom clean
General appearance

Trade Contractor Relations

Personal appearance of subs
Windows/doors secured when empty
Professional demeanor- noise/radio level
Work cleanliness
Not crowded by others
Communication/relationship with builder


Overall appearance
Carpet/vinyl seams
Tile spacing/evenness


Previous work 100% and cleaned up
Correct use of materials
Waste not evident
Extra materials stacked for return

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.