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New Construction Inspection   

It’s new, but is it right?

New construction (punch-list) inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Phase Inspection  

Proactive Steps to Building Your Dream

Typically 3 inspections are performed at various phases as the home is built.

Phase 1:  Foundation  

Where it all begins

This inspection is performed after trenches or footers have been dug and all metal and pipe casings and/or liners have been put into place, but before pouring concrete.

Phase 2 : Pre-Drywall/Framing  

Will My walls be straight and strong?

This inspection is performed prior to drywall or other interior wall covering is installed.

  • Inspect for defective, warped, missing and misplaced framing members
  • Inspect for proper wood grades, placement, span measurement, notching, borings, and truss usage.
  • Inspect anchor bolts, fire blocking and truss ties
  • Inspect framing fasteners and connectors for proper schedules
  • This inspection is performed prior to drywall or other interior wall covering is installed.
  • Visually inspect the electrical wires and plumbing installed through the framing system including proper nail stop protection
  • Visually check the HVAC rough-ins and duct conditions
  • Visually check Air Handler condensation drain and overflow drain lines
  • Check exterior walls, sheeting seal, wall penetrations, windows and sealants
  • Visually check exterior electrical and lighting fixtures

Phase 3: Final Home Inspection 

Is it move in ready?

This inspection is conducted when all construction is complete. This is basically the same inspection we do on all houses new or used (pre-purchase inspection as noted above). On new houses, it must be coordinated with the builder’s schedule to be sure all systems are complete and ready for occupation. It should be completed before closing with enough time remaining to accomplish any necessary repairs. It is the final inspection to verify that all structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are installed and operating as intended, meeting or exceeding all requirements of the Standard of Practice as written for your state of residence, i.e. Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), Arkansas Home Inspector Board (AHIB), and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

Honey, our warranty is about out, maybe we should call Inspection Gator LLC.

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

Investor Property Inspections  

Money Pit or Money Maker?

Investor property inspections are performed prior to the purchase as well as periodically during ownership with special emphasis being placed on possible safety and liability issues along with parking lot and lighting concerns. Investment property inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

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  • Multi-family Homes
  • Office Buildings
  • Warehouses
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