New Construction Inspection
What is a New Construction Inspection?
An inspection for a newly constructed home is more important than you would think as a new home buyer. Most buyers expect a new home to be constructed near perfectly and functioning properly. However, this is often far from the truth. New Construction Inspections are the second most common inspection we perform, and it is typical for there to be many problems that have been missed or not identified by the builder's contractors and in-house inspectors. In fact, a third-party inspection is often discouraged by a home builder. Defective materials, improper setup of systems and appliances, and poor installation are common. The inspection process of a new home is no different than a Pre-Purchase Inspection, except that we are more particular in our evaluations and detailed in report writing, as the home should be as close to perfect as possible.
Do not let your builder discourage you from getting a third-party inspection. We have found that many of our clients were pressured not to get a New Construction Inspection. A good quality control department (and not all are good) can find many defects in a new home. But we always find more, and sometimes they are significant. It is important that you have an impartial, third-party that represents your best interests. Keep in mind, a good and reputable builder will welcome additional eyes on the property; problems found initially prevent more expensive ones down the road.