In over 30 years building homes, Keith has discovered that quality is not automatic, it takes effort. And quality rarely occurs without watchful eyes. Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust, but verify”. New construction inspections allow you to trust your builder, but verify the quality you deserve is produced.
New home buyers assume that City building inspectors have closely examined their home. However, City building inspectors have very little time to inspect your home—typically they have 15-20 inspections daily and they make five site visits for various inspections over the time your home is constructed. Including their travel time, a building inspector has a little over two hours in a home during construction.
The average Around the Home Inspection on new construction has 26 issues identified, with the range of identified issues being from 12 to 47. A short select list of new home construction issues identified have included; the reversal of all hot and cold water in the home, structurally compromised cut floor joists, missing GFCI electrical protection, water ponding caused by improper grading, missing shingle flashings, water leaking into a home around a window, and a wide variety of items not functioning properly.
One $570,000 new home inspection had numerous inoperable fixtures; hot water heater, gas cooktop, dishwasher, and gas logs. Who wants a bad first night (or first month) in their new home getting everything operational!
You need an independent evaluation of your new construction home done by an inspection professional who is committed to you! Put Keith and Around the Home Inspections on your new home team!
- Pre-sheetrock new construction inspections
- Final new construction inspections