New Construction Inspections

Consider hiring Integrity Home Evaluation Services for your phase inspection on your new home. This ensures quality and helps you understand your new home.

What is a New Construction Inspection

An inspection on a brand new home often includes a couple phases, this ensures that the home is built correctly from start to finish.

  • Foundation Inspection
    • This inspection takes place before the foundation is poured.
    • The inspector will check that the building site has been prepared properly and allows the builder to fix any mistakes before the foundation is poured.
  • Framing Inspection
    • This inspection takes place when the foundation has been poured and the frame of the house has been built. This includes the windows and roof.
    • The inspector will check that the structure has been put up properly and that the wiring and plumbing have been installed correctly.
  • Final Inspection
    • This takes place when the house is complete.
    • This inspection is the same as a buyers inspection on any property. The inspector will make sure the house is completed to the code and safe to live in. 
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Why Would I need an Inspection on a Newly Built House?

Many homebuyers think that they can skip a home inspection if their house is brand new or not built yet.

Just because the house hasn’t been lived in yet doesn’t mean that it is in perfect shape. There are a lot of parties in and out of a new house when it is being built and defects or mistakes often get overlooked. 

A Home Inspector is trained to look at every aspect of a home and be a second set of eyes so that major and minor problems aren’t missed.

Having an inspection at multiple phases of the construction process ensures that you can find problems before it is too late instead of just having to cover them up later on.

What are the Most Common Issues Found During New Construction Inspections?

Some of the most common issues include:

  • Problems with the structure such as foundation cracks, poor framing and slope issues.
  • Plumbing problems including leaks and reversed cold/hot in faucets.
  • Loose connections, faulty thermostats and other HVAC issues.
  • Various electrical problems.