New Construction Inspection
Complete Home Inspection Services evaluates many newly constructed homes each year, often finding as many issues with these homes as with older homes. Sometimes, the issues are primarily related to fit and finish and are minor in nature. Other times, the issues are more significant and would create long term problems if not identified early and corrected by the builder. Many new home buyers obtain peace of mind by having the home inspected 3 times during construction. These “phase inspections” occur at pre-determined times in the construction process and are called foundation inspection, framing inspection (pre-drywall inspection), and final inspection.
Phase inspections require close coordination between the buyer and their builder. Once the home is ready for drywall installation, the builder will not hesitate to begin this stage of the process, thus eliminating the opportunity for a framing inspection. Communicate early and often with your builder to ensure they know which inspections you intend to have performed. Also, notify us of the anticipated inspection dates, as they are likely to change due to the builder’s schedule and any weather related delays.
Foundation inspections are usually performed after the forms are removed from the foundation and prior to back filling the soil against the foundation walls. This allows for inspection of the sewer, drain lines, footings, drain tiles, waterproofing, foundation walls, re bar etc.