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New Construction Inspections

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

New Construction Inspections


An inspection of a brand new home often includes a couple of phases; this ensures that the house 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 appropriately prepared and allows the builder to fix any mistakes before the foundation is poured.
  • Framing Inspection
    • This inspection occurs when the foundation has been poured and the house’s frame built. This includes the windows and roof.
    • The inspector will check that the structure has been put up correctly 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 buyer’s inspection on any property. In addition, the inspector will ensure the house is completed and safe to live in. 

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Why Would I need an Inspection on a Newly Built House?


Many homebuyers think 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 home 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:

  • Structural problems include foundation cracks, poor framing techniques, and slope issues.
  • Plumbing problems include leaks and reversed cold/hot in faucets.
  • Loose connections, faulty thermostats, other HVAC issues, such as drywall dust in the furnace, and kinked ductwork.
  • Improper depths of insulation or missing altogether.
  • Various electrical problems.