Final Inspections are usually performed within a few days prior to closing on your newly built home. A top-to-bottom inspection is conducted and every aspect and system of your new home is checked. I use an exhaustive checklist of over 500 items that I inspect in your new home.
Here are just a few of the items I inspect:
- Final plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and sewer systems;
- All exterior siding, gutters, and downspouts, landscaping and grade;
- Roof and all roof stacks, vents, and chimney;
- Interior drywall, flooring, stairs, lighting in each room;
- Appliance* serviceability;
- HVAC systems check for operation;
- Insulation in attic and basement;
- A 500+ point all-inclusive check list for your home
* Washers and dryers are not checked for operation.
I’m a Code Certified home inspector (ICC Certification) as well as ASHI certified. This means you can have peace of mind that your new home will be thoroughly checked for code compliance as well as for safety issues.
If you’re building the home, I strongly recommend that you invest in each of the Staged Inspections: Footings & Foundation, Pre-Drywall, and Final (this page). By doing this, you’ll prevent many of the problems that plague new home owners. Also, you’ll have the peace of mind that your brand new home is well built and is code compliant.
The color photograph reports also make an excellent sales tool for when it comes time to sell your home. You can show the prospective purchaser each stage of the home’s construction; they’ll see that you cared a great deal about the quality of the home you are now selling.