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Final Inspection- Before Settlement

A Final or Finish Out Inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process. It ensures that everything is in order before you officially take ownership of your new home. Don't skip this important step and make sure to schedule your inspection today.

The final home inspection usually happens a few days before settlement. It is a crucial time to identify any issues that you wouldn't have to live with. It's also the first chance to have a home inspector walk your roof, which is essential because the builder and municipal inspector may not do so. Addressing any roof or other issues now can prevent costly problems down the road.

When Should the Final Inspection be Performed?

When buying a new home, it's important to schedule a home inspection after the first clean and before the final walkthrough with the builder. This will give you the opportunity to attend and receive a copy of the report on the same day as the inspection. Don't skip this important step in the home buying process.

What's Included & What's Covered in a Final Home Inspection for New Construction?

When buying a new home, it's important to schedule a home inspection after the first clean and before the final walkthrough with the builder. This will give you the opportunity to attend and receive a copy of the report on the same day as the inspection. Don't skip this important step in the home buying process.

A final home inspection for new construction typically includes a thorough examination of the home's structural components, mechanical systems, and finishes. This inspection is designed to identify any defects or deficiencies that may need to be addressed before the home is considered move-in ready. The inspection report should cover all major systems and components, including the foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and appliances.

Our comprehensive home inspection covers all the mechanical and structural systems of your home, including HVAC, foundation, basement, crawl space, and attic. We also inspect the interiors, plumbing, and electrical systems, as well the exterior, siding, drainage, grading, gutters, and roofing. Our inspectors carry 32-foot ladders to ensure a thorough inspection of the roof. Trust us to provide a detailed report of your home's condition.

 Defects Found in New Homes

Cracked Glass panes in brand new window

The builder can get this cracked glass fixed easily.

Final Inspection same report

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Does a Newly Built Home Really Need to be Inspected?
 

Yes! New doesn't mean always mean perfect, especially when it comes to homes. Newly constructed homes can and do have Major Defects (and can have Elevated Radon Gas too).

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  • Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and teams of contractors have all worked on your home. One team of contractors hands off work to another team and then to another team as each contributes to your house. There are thousands of moving parts in that process and some of them will need attention by the end no matter how diligent the builder and each contractor are.

According to an article by Realtor.com, "Sure, a new home may look flawless, but that’s because no one has lived in it to see if anything’s amiss....Well, the same is true for homes. Buy a new one, and you’re essentially the guinea pig testing how well the HVAC system works and whether the basement floods during a storm. We know what you’re wondering: Don’t county building inspectors make sure construction on a new home is up to snuff? They should, but that doesn’t always happen in reality. County inspectors work for the municipality and make sure new construction lives up to a minimum building code—repeat, minimum—plus these public servants don’t work for you. And unless you’re a general contractor or know nailed drywall as opposed to screwed, well, you just might be screwed yourself....Once construction is complete, ask your inspector to review the house a few days before your final walk-through with the builder. The inspector is trained to notice details that escape the unpracticed eye. Add these issues to your final punch list, and don’t fork over the final payment until each problem is solved."

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Whether this is our first time inspecting your new house or the second new construction inspection because you’ve taken advantage of our bundling options - we conduct an extremely thorough home inspection.  

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