A new construction inspection might seem repetitive, considering you have either just bought a new house or just built your own house. Why would you need to make sure that everything is working correctly on something that is brand new?
The answer, is because often things that are brand new can still be broken, or installed incorrectly.
Common Issues Found in New Construction
There are a few things that home inspectors find frequently when doing a new construction inspection.
Hot and cold water channels can be reversed, making the faucet labels wrong
Piping that has not been sealed correctly
Pipes that are incorrect
Incorrect insulation that will allow them to freeze
Missing switch plates
Electrical problems in specific areas
Breakers that frequently trip
Issues with the structure of the home are often not immediately apparent, but as time goes on, the house will begin to shift, and could lead to irreversible damage.
Framing that was not correctly measured or installed
Window and skylight leaks
How Will a New Construction Inspection Help Me?
Getting an inspection before you buy a new home is just as important as getting an inspection on a previously owned home.
New homes have a one-year builder’s warranty as well, which is a guarantee for the builder to fix anything that goes wrong within the first year.
However, if you get a new construction inspection, you can catch these problems before you own the house and either back out of the deal or get the issues fixed before you have moved in.
A new construction home inspection will give you peace of mind that you are moving into a home that is safe and will be hazard-free for you and your family.
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