What is a Builder's Inspection?

There are many good reasons to have a professional home inspection performed on the brand new home you are building, and DISCOVERY Real Estate Inspections is here to help. The process of constructing a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Even for the best builders, its nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Any one of dozens of minor problems can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking. We pride ourselves in finding these problems early enough to be brought to the builder's attention to be corrected before you sign-off and start moving in. Typically, these inspections are performed at the following stages of the construction process:

A.        Foundation & form work inspections. Performed before or during the placement of the concrete foundation.

B.         Pre-Drywall inspection typically performed a week before sheetrock installation but after installation of  rough framing, roofing structure, attic insulation & ventilation, rough electrical wiring, heating/cooling ductwork and the building's sanitary pipe drainage and potable water supply systems, exterior moisture barriers including masonry work or siding & trims, roof penetrations & roof coverings.

C.        Final "walk-through" inspection including the final lot grading, interior & exterior veneers, doors, windows & installed hardware, inspection & testing of all visually accessible systems and components such as: heating/cooling, electrical and plumbing systems including safety items such as; GFCIs, smoke detectors, stairs, handrails and guard railings, compliance with emergency-egress requirements, and proper installation of safety/tempered glazing within hazardous areas, and much more.  

It's Brand NEW... What Could Possibly Be Wrong?

It is not good business to forego a home inspection on a newly constructed house, regardless of how superior the finished product may appear, or how reputable your home builder may be.  No home, regardless of how well it is constructed, is totally free of defects. The construction of a house involves thousands of details, performed at the hands of numerous individuals. No general contractor can possibly oversee every last one of these elements, and no doubt some mistakes and oversights will occur. Even when the most talented and best-intentioned tradesmen are involved, things can go wrong. NOBODY IS PERFECT. It is also unfortunate that some builders/developers may not stand behind their workmanship, and therefore might not return to fix or replace defective components after the sale is complete. Professional DISCOVERY Real Estate Inspections can offer peace of mind to the investor, and assure that problems are identified and corrected before they can become unpleasant surprises. THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT.

 

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