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NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME INSPECTION

Are you looking for a reliable home inspector near you to make sure your dream home is safe? Look no further.! We offer three types of new construction home inspections.

 

  1. Pre-drywall to make sure everything is on the right track.

  2. A final or finish-out inspection checks that the home is good to move into.

  3. A 1 YR inspection gives you time to get all the repairs made that the builder is responsible for before the 1 yr warranty runs out.  

Our reports are thorough, photographed, and available the same day as your inspection! We know how tight scheduling can be with a home under construction and that's why we strive to make our reports available within 60 minutes of your inspection!

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Pre-Drywall Inspection

Framing is complete, no drywall, no insulation, and when the house is ready for a governmental close in inspection, which is required before Insulation/drywall is installed. The purpose of this inspection is discover problems that will be concealed with drywall and insulation forever, including truss work, framing, mechanical systems. Make sure that this inspection is completed giving the builder enough time to make any repairs before the drywall is installed. A reputable builder will work with you to correct the items found in the inspection.

Sample PreDrywall Inspection Report

Let them know we are coming

Ideally, the builder should be aware from the time you have placed the contract on the house and lot that you intend to do at least one inspection. The builders are on a schedule so we must communicate well, making them aware of when your reliable home inspector needs to be in the house.  Also, making the site foreman or project manager aware of impending inspections may help improve the quality of their product to avoid hassles with the inspections. Once your builder gives you a date for the installation you can schedule your Reliable inspector to perform the pre-drywall inspection and report to present for repairs.

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L Stanton

John Kerrigan was EXTREMELY thorough! He went into great detail for our home inspection. He also provided some excellent advice to us since this is the first time we are "building" a home. Kudos to John! We highly recommend John.

"Final" Inspection

Typically near the time of closing after the house has been cleaned for the first time and is complete. The timing of the finish out inspection is important, you want to make sure the builder has completed the home, and you want to make sure there is enough time to correct the items found during the home inspection. 

They hear you better before they have your money: items discovered in pre-drywall and finish out inspection is your best path forward to getting the items repaired in advance of closing while you are still communicating with your builder vs. a warranty department.

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Building a new home is a 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 is nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Maybe it's a plumbing fixture that did not get tested for leaks, maybe it is an electrical box that is not working or any one of dozens of minor problems that can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking. We will diligently search for such problems while it is still early enough for you to bring them up with the builder and have them corrected before you sign-off and start moving in.

This is a good time to add a radon inspection, now that the windows can close .

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Unfortunately new doesn't always mean perfect...

...a few of the defects we've found in newly constructed homes.

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1 YR Warranty or "11 Month" Inspection

This inspection is your last chance to catch anything that needs to be repaired while it's still the builder's responsibility to fix it. It's a great opportunity to save money in the short and long term.  We like to schedule these in the beginning of the 11th month of a one-year new home warranty. This gives time for the inspection and submitting claims to the builder.  

Repairs may not be finished by the end of the warranty year, but most home construction contracts only need the claims in by the end of the year, not the repairs. Be sure to check your contract for details! 

This is a good time to add a WDI inspection in case the home wasn't pre-treated for termites.

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