In most builders’ books, new’ does not always translate to perfect’ construction. No matter how good your builder is, they are prone to making errors or overlooking certain building standards that you will later need to deal with as code violations. A properly licensed private home inspector to conduct a thorough check as a final walkthrough with the builder to make sure that everything is in place for your new home to finally be handed over to you just the way you wanted it.
A proper home inspection will catch any construction errors in time – Even with the best builder, there is always a likelihood of some errors being made in the construction process. A new homeowner may not have the expertise to always know what to look out for in the finished property and how to tell if the building is ready to move into. Unfinished work like improperly designed water management systems, improper roof shingle nailing, defective deck set up and other defects can severely impact you once you move into your home, so they should be caught in time to be fixed.
Checking for code violations can prevent hassles later on – Building code violations are a nightmare for any homeowner. After you are beaming with pride over your new patio, you certainly don’t want to be pulled up for it and made to pay a fine just because it doesn’t adhere to the local municipal codes. While you probably do have a city inspector coming in to do a once-over of the construction, they may not always find these mistakes early on in the construction process and will only enforce it when they come in for an inspection after you’ve moved in. A private home inspection service can do this job for you well in time.
Some defects can ruin a good home – Some faulty constructions can ruin the peace of mind that a new home is supposed to bring, and also can prove dangerous, especially if you have little children at home. Improperly installed insulation can lead to high energy bills later on, while any leakages in gas piping could lead to serious safety issues. A good home inspector will be able to check and confirm if all this has been covered properly.
Resale value can be affected by improper construction – A quality construction will always fetch a good resale price on the market, even if it’s decades from the time the home was first built. Make sure your construction is up to standard so that you can expect a good price for it when you decide to sell and move on.
Common practice before handover – If you have ever found yourself having to deal with the question of, ’should I get a home inspection on new construction’’, know you are not alone. A good home inspection will guarantee that all items are properly checked and fixed before the final handover is done from the builder to you. The home inspector will be able to show you a checklist of items for which an inspection has been done, and will work with the builder to resolve these.
A builder or city inspector may not have the time to make sure that all the finer details are down pat for your new home.
On the other hand, a private, licensed home inspector has the time, expertise and skill required to go over exactly each aspect of the construction and make sure that everything has been done right. This will enable you to have the builder fix it thus avoiding expensive repairs that could be charged to you later on.
ABC Inspections, LLC is a highly experienced home inspection company with trusted inspectors who look out for your interests first. We provide value-added services that factor in the amount of time and money you are investing in for your new home and work with the builder to address any gaps in construction.
Our services are thorough so that you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your home has been checked and is ready for you to move into, with no nasty surprises.