Pre-Drywall Inspections are vital to ensuring that the new home you’re building is a well-built home. Once drywall has been installed, electrical, plumbing, and most framing problems are hidden from view. Inspecting and then correcting the problems now can save you considerable time and frustration later. I have an exhaustive list of items that I check; here’s a short list of some of them:
- Square, level, and plumb of walls and floors;
- Bracing, fire stopping; roof and roof/attic framing;
- Plumbing and sewer rough;
- Mechanical rough;
- HVAC duct work rough;
- Electrical rough;
- Exterior siding, doors, windows, and other penetrations;
- Flashing around all doors, windows, roof lines;
- And much, much more!
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 missed getting a Footings and Foundation inspection on your construction project, this is the next stage to inspect. Please don’t neglect this inspection! I consider it one of the most important inspections you can do if you’re building a new home or any kind of new building.