Newly Built Homes Need Inspections Too...
You Think Your Getting This...Brand New and Pretty, Right?
New Construction Inspections
Some builders cut corners and even honest builders make mistakes.
A new construction inspection is especially important if you are one of the many home buyers who are out of state. An inspection performed at different stages of construction can help provide peace of mind knowing that your beautiful new home is well built.
The majority of construction tasks (foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical, etc.) are usually subcontracted out to the lowest bidder, with speed, not quality being an important consideration for the builder. With many separate activities going on at the same time, it’s nearly impossible for the builder / contractor to personally monitor all phases of the home construction.
Building Code Inspector -not the same
You simply cannot rely solely on the municipal inspector to protect your interests. A prevalent misconception (sometimes perpetuated by the builders themselves) would have you believe that the purpose of the municipal building inspector is to protect the consumer from poor construction practices.
This is only partially true. Municipal inspectors are charged only with enforcing the local building code. The building code is a set of standards adopted by the community to insure that minimum safety standards are met in the construction of new buildings.
These government employees are not there to insure quality of construction or adherence to materials manufacturers’ installation instructions. Also, most municipal inspectors are overworked and underpaid. They may be required to inspect as many as 20 houses in one day.
Warranty Inspections Save $$$
Usually a home builder will give you a one year warranty to correct defaults in your new home.
Paying for a one year warranty home inspection can save you money on costly repairs down the road. The Home Inspector can help you find things that the builder is obligated to fix under the warranty.