Drawings will be required prior to issuance of permit. Professional drawings complete with a PA Licensed Architect or Engineer seal are only required when project scope extends beyond the International Residential Code. Depending on the nature of the project, the following table describes what must be included on the drawings.
Type of Drawing Items to be Included on Drawing
Site Plan-Structure location on property and distance to other buildings, lot lines, utilities, steep banks, roads, right of ways, etc.
Foundation- Type and size of all footing, walls, slab, drainage, etc. Note: Frost level is 42” to top of footing.
Floor Plan- (All Levels) Must include all levels – Finished or Unfinished. Include bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, windows, doors, decks, etc.)
Framing-Size, length, and spacing of studs, joist, rafters, sheeting, beams, and headers of all levels. Note: All framing lumber must be graded except for projects that do not require a UCC permit. Floor, wall, and roof sheeting does not have to graded.
Electrical-Include every circuit location with receptacles, lighting, smoke detectors, and service, and wire sizes and types. Indicate Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and ARC-Fault for bedrooms.
Plumbing-Include location of all fixtures, drain, supply, and vent pipe size, type and length.
Mechanical-Include location and type of water heaters, heating and cooling systems, and ventilation.
Energy-Include type of insulation and R-value for ceiling, all walls including basement and slab, if needed.