There are several ways to waterproof a basement, from adding interior sealants and drainage systems to installing a sump pump, and no one method is considered standard. Depending on the method you choose to use, you will need either one or two permits.
Waterproofing a basement can be an express permit or a route-through review, depending on the complexity of the project.
Construction Document Requirements
Submitted construction documents must contain sufficient information for plan reviewers to be able to review the proposed construction work.
When waterproofing your basement your construction documents must have the following information:
Layout of existing basement which should show:
- Label all areas and rooms within the basement
- Egress within basement to exterior
- Ceiling height, to include the locations and heights under dropped ducts and beams
- Windows and all interior and exterior doors and walls
- Area where waterproofing is being installed
Specifications for waterproofing materials and installation from the certified technicians/contractors doing the install:
Throughout your building permit process and depending upon the extent of the work, you will be required to complete different inspections.
Call Arlington to schedule your inspection appointment 24 hours in advance:
- Automated Scheduling System (IVR): 703-228-3700 (Available 24/7)
- Schedule an Inspection online
For fire alarm and sprinkler systems, please call 703-228-3846 . Leave a voicemail and an Inspection Services Division (ISD) Fire Inspector will contact you within 24 hrs to schedule your inspection.
The cost for permits varies depending upon each project.