Why Phase Inspections are vital
Stamps of approval from often overwhelmed and undermotivated county inspectors notwithstanding, newly constructed homes and buildings are by no means free of defects. Mistakes and negligence are not just the exceptions, but, unfortunately, generally the rule. For the construction of a standard, 2,000 sq. ft. house, for example, an average of some 400 workers is required at some point during the process. Odds are, someone at some point will mess up. That’s why 60% of the defects that our expert inspectors uncover are found in new-builds. For this reason, pre-construction quality control is critical. Not only does such inspection ensure that each stage of construction is done right, it sends a clear signal to the builder that only quality work and materials will be accepted.
New construction and what you should know
The time to conduct a new construction inspection is immediately after the completion of construction, and a day or two before your final walk-through with the builder or builder’s representative. At the conclusion of our inspection, a completed report will be provided to you. This allows you to give your builder time to address any last-minute punch list items and make sure they are completed before your final walk-through. Also, it is a good idea to make sure that utilities (gas, water, and electric), have been turned on by either you or the builder depending on the builder’s policy.