Having a new home built from the ground up is quite an undertaking and at times can become overwhelming as there are so many facets of construction to oversee.
Most new construction inspections are preformed in different phases, starting with the plan review, site preparation, foundation/footings, pre-drywall framing and final inspection. A punch list is usually provided to the client and builder during the earlier stages of construction. A narrative computerized report is provided at the final inspection which is performed after the Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. During the construction process hundreds of photos are complied during the different phases and is given to the homeowner to be used as reference in later years. This type of inspection on your new home protects your purchase, prevents any unpleasant surprises, and helps to assure the quality home that you’ve dreamed about. Pricing for this type of inspection is determined by the type, size and complexity of the structure and is paid at the completion of each phase of the inspection.
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What A Final Phase New Construction Inspection Covers
The final phase inspection on a new home is performed in the same manner as a buyer’s residential inspection. You will receive a computerized narrative report within 24 hours of the inspection; listing any areas that the builder needs to address prior to closing. The digital photos included in the report will further document, and make clarification of certain issues easier to understand and locate.
The following is a listed of what areas/components are included in an inspection:
- GROUNDS – driveway, walkways, retaining walls, patio, fences and gates, grading, and landscape features.
- EXTERIOR – stairs, walls, trim, doors, windows, porch, deck, gutter and downspouts and the chimney.
- GARAGE/CARPORT – garage interior and garage vehicle door operation etc.
- FOUNDATION – slab on grade, raised foundation, crawl space and framing or basement foundation walls and framing.
- ROOF & ATTIC – roof type, flashing, attic including ventilation and insulation.
- PLUMBING – main line, supply line, waste lines, exterior faucets, water heater and laundry area.
- HEATING AND COOLING – type of system, unit efficiency, fuel source, unit condition, and location.
- ELECTRICAL – service supply, main panel, sub panels, conductor type smoke detectors and wiring defects.
- INTERIOR – doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplace, ceiling fans, and stairs/handrails.
- KITCHEN – sink plumbing, disposal, counters, cabinets, and all installed appliances.
- BATHROOMS – locations, toilets, sink plumbing, counters, cabinets, venting, bathtubs, and showers.
To schedule an inspection or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408