If you are buying a newly constructed home, don’t make a rookie mistake and not have a home inspection performed. Don’t assume that because a home has passed all local codes and ordinances, it must be in good shape.
Don't assume your builder -- or the contractors -- did everything right just because the home passed code. An inspector is your last line of defense against major defects that will affect your financial future.
Often, home buyers miss something during the final walk through.
Construction Phase Inspections –
1) Site: Foundation – performed after the foundation has been poured and before the back fill has been done. Inspection of: drain tiles, stones and mesh; underground piping prior to pour. Measurement are taken of the depth and width of footings.
2) Framing / Pre-Drywall - Inspection of:
All the framing for defaults and layout; fasteners & connections, anchor bolts, fire blocking, framing plan review
Exterior walls, windows penetrations
Insulation for proper placement
Plumbing installation – supply & waste piping, nail protection
HVAC rough-ins, ducts
3) Final Home Inspection (after construction is completed) - Typically the same as our home inspection. Schedule with the builder prior to closing and after all the work is completed. Provide proper time to make any necessary repairs.
This inspection is intended to note items needing to be completed, repaired or fixed to satisfy the terms of the construction contract.