Every home should have a home inspection, even new construction. In fact, most experts in the building trades would say that new construction should have two.
The first inspection you might consider is a framing or “pre-drywall/sheetrock” inspection. This one happens after the entire frame has been built, the roof is on and the windows are installed, but before the sheetrock and walls are put up. It allows the inspector to make sure the beams, posts, studs, and other structural components are installed properly, as well as check things like the wiring, plumbing, window flashing, and other elements that are generally hidden behind the wall. If any problems crop up, your builder can repair the after the inspection before going further with the project.
The second inspection (Final Inspection) is the one you would have on any resale property—the one that ensures the home is safe for occupancy and has been finished per local code and building standards.2 Anything your inspector finds on this inspection should be remedied by your builder before closing.Common Issues Found in New Homes.
Though it would seem that new homes should be relatively error-free, many inspectors find serious issues on a regular basis that commonly include:
Inspectors say they also often find incomplete projects. This could include insufficient insulation, half-installed handrails or fixtures, or missing pieces of hardware.
What we look at:
We look at a wide variety of features in each stage of the inspections. Though this is not an exhaustive list, these are some of the items we examine when evaluating a newly built home:Framing Inspection:
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