What is a Builder's Inspection?
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.
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, it’s 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:
Foundation & form work
inspections. Performed before or during the placement of the
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
exterior moisture barriers including masonry work or siding & trims,
roof penetrations & roof coverings.
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; GFCI’s, smoke detectors, stairs, handrails and guard
railings, compliance with emergency-egress requirements, and proper
installation of safety/tempered glazing within hazardous areas, and
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.
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.