Serving the Charleston Tri-County Area


Code Compliance Verification Testing

On April 2, 2012 South Carolina adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and scheduled an implementation date of January 1, 2013. On July 1, 2013 South Carolina began implementing the 2012 International Residential Code. Both of these codes have made it mandatory that all newly installed HVAC duct systems be tested for air leakage. If an existing home's renovation alters the configuration of the HVAC duct system by 50% or more, the system must be tested as well. Most of the Charleston Tri-County's building municipalities are requiring that the testing be done by a certified independent third party. The certified testing organization must document the results so that they can be provided to the building municipality prior to the final inspection of the home.

Sawgrass Home Solutions, LLC can provide general building contractors and their HVAC contractor with the required HVAC duct leakage testing and documentation. The test is referred to as a Duct Blaster test, and it can be performed at rough-in or upon completion of the project prior to the home's final inspection. Please feel free to call us with any questions or an estimate for your project.

Building Envelope Air Leakage Testing (Blower Door Test)

Although it is not currently a mandatory building or energy code requirement, building envelope air leakage testing can provide you as a quality home builder with valuable information. South Carolina currently has an amendment in place that eliminates the mandatory blower door test; however, some of our building municipalities are still requiring that a visual inspection of insulation and air-sealing provisions or the blower door test be conducted by an independent third party. Sawgrass Home Solutions, LLC can provide you with either of these services. Please call for more details.