If you’re in the market for a new construction home, a thorough inspection is an essential step to protect your investment. While it can be daunting to think about what goes into a new construction inspection, it’s important to understand the process and the factors that contribute to a successful outcome. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about these inspections.
The Purpose of a New Construction Inspection
The purpose of a new construction inspection is twofold. First, it gives buyers an opportunity to inspect any potential issues before closing on their home. Second, it allows builders to have issues identified so they can make improvements moving forward. This type of inspection is just as important as any other kind of home inspection with regard to safety and quality control.
The checklist for inspecting new construction should include items such as:
- Foundation walls
- Windows and doors
- Fireplaces and chimneys
- Roof Components
- Electrical systems and outlets
- Plumbing fixtures and drains
- Heating and cooling systems
- Insulation and ventilation systems
- Interior walls
- Exterior siding
- Gutters and downspouts
Depending on the size of the house being inspected and the amount of detail requested by the customer, inspectors may also check for items such as radon gas testing. In addition to checking for problems with each individual component listed above, inspectors will also look for overall structural integrity issues like cracks in walls or floors that could indicate foundational problems with the house itself.
Common Issues Found During Inspections
New construction is an exciting time for homeowners, but it’s important to stay vigilant about potential problems during the construction process. Common issues found during new construction inspections include:
- Improper grading and drainage
- Poor ventilation
- Faulty electrical systems
- Insufficient attic insulation
- Safety issues
Skimping on these important details can lead to frustrating issues down the line, such as basement flooding or costly repairs. Thankfully, a thorough new construction inspection can catch these problems before they become major headaches. As a homeowner, it’s important to partner with a trusted inspector to ensure your new home is built with quality and care.
Advantages of an Inspection
When it comes to purchasing a newly constructed home, it’s essential to ensure that everything is in top-notch condition before you make the final payment. Investing in the services of an inspector for your property before you move in can give you peace of mind like nothing else. First and foremost, a professional inspector gives an independent and unbiased opinion of the workmanship. The client can use this to hold the home builder and sub-contractors accountable. This can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Moreover, it enables clients to find issues early on that would not arise until years later. Overall, hiring an inspector to examine your newly constructed home is a smart investment that can give you invaluable insight into the property’s condition and help you make an informed decision.
Erie Inspection Service
Erie Inspection Service offers comprehensive and thorough new construction inspections that protects homeowner’s substantial investments. Our experienced inspectors use the latest technology to uncover issues within a property’s structure and provide detailed reports that meet or exceed current standards.
We understand that investing in a home is an important decision, which is why we strive to make sure all bases are covered during our inspections. From basic visual checks to more comprehensive tests – we have the experience and knowledge to deliver an inspection that meets our customer’s needs.
Contact us today to learn more about how Erie Inspection Services can help you with your new construction inspection!