New Construction Inspections

Newly constructed homes need an objective third-party to inspect. The city or county inspectors often don’t catch everything, but we’ve been trained to have a keen eye for anything that could compromise a new home’s lifetime or safety.

What Can Be Found During a New Construction Inspection?

Since older homes may experience wear and tear (like aged plumbing or electrical issues), it’s easy to assume a newly built home is defect-free. This is a huge misconception that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, or significantly decrease your property’s value. If contractors work too quickly or carelessly, they could leave behind a project that only barely meets safety standards. Even the most skilled and dedicated contractors can make mistakes, and if those aren’t caught early, the damage they cause could be exponential.

Foundation Problems

Foundation problems include cracks, settling, bulging walls, uneven floors, and more. These types of defects may not show up until after you’ve moved in. If you don’t catch these problems early enough, you could end up with major structural damage.

Water Damage

This issue occurs because water enters through cracks around windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, foundation walls, crawl spaces, attics, roofs, decks, porches, and other areas where moisture collects.

Poor Plumbing Installation

New plumbing systems require proper installation so that there aren’t any leaks later down the road. If pipes were improperly connected, water could leak through them and cause lasting damage in hard-to-reach places.

Unfinished Basements

Basements are one of the biggest expenses associated with owning a house. They need to be finished off properly to protect against mold growth and termite infestation.

Electrical Problems

A defective electrical system can result in fire hazards, electric shock risks, and even electrocution. Electrical wiring faults can be caused due to improper installation, damaged wires, loose connections, and more.