Home Inspection for Newly Constructed Homes
There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ house. Whether you are buying a brand new home or a resale home, it will come with a few issues here and there. In most cases, individuals buying a new home are expecting a move-in-ready house, free of any defects, but the truth is that’s virtually impossible.
All houses have problems; the only difference is some issues are more extensive than others. Usually, older resale homes are more problematic than brand new homes. Still, this does not mean that newly constructed homes are all flawless. Bad builders exist, and some common mistakes are often discovered.
Most new construction buyers place a lot of trust in their builder. As a result, they may assume there is no need to perform a home inspection, but foregoing an inspection may leave them liable for any underlying problems after purchase. Consequently, new homeowners may have to pay out-of-pocket for repairs to their brand new home. Through a home inspection, a buyer can access any needed repairs before signing off on the property.
What do inspectors look for during new construction home inspections?
Problems found in newly constructed homes are categorized into four main groups.
- Missing elements
Construction workers are prone to making a couple of errors in the course of building a house. In most cases, oversights like missing components are caused by the number of people working on the property or the pace used to complete it on time. Either way, it is important to take proactive measures in identifying any major and minor issues that can be costly.
- Unfinished work
What you cannot see may gravely matter to your safety or your wallet. For example, a missing air duct or improper wiring can easily go unseen. Therefore, having a new home construction inspection assures that a specially trained eye will double check all of the builders’ and contractors’ work before you move in. Instead of taking a risk, an inspection can make certain that the house you’re moving into is exactly as it is supposed to be.
- Sloppy work
Often times construction workers do a sloppy job or cut corners here or there. A home inspection will outline any repairs or necessary fixes that the builders should be responsible for.
- Damaged finishes or systems
There is always the possibility that one of the house’s systems becomes damaged during the building process. Frequently, damages result from poor storage or forgetfulness. A new home inspector can easily spot these mistakes.
If you need an inspector in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, or other DFW areas, look no further than DFW Home Inspection Group. Contact us for more information on making certain your home purchase is perfect.