If you have just purchased a newly built home direct from the builder you probably feel confident that everything has been inspected and completed correctly and to the highest standard. The builder will usually offer up to a one year warranty that covers any problems with the construction build itself. Before your final walk-through and loan closing is the best time to have an independent inspection done to find building mistakes. These mistakes can be sent in a report to the builder to cover the cost of the repairs are per the terms of the contract. Be sure to take advantage of the warranty that is offered and have your newly built home inspected before loan closing.
The thought that your home is brand new and doesn’t need an inspection within the first year is false. The builder will not have made any mistakes intentionally but things can easily get overlooked; especially with all the components that go into the building of a house by separate teams of sub-contractors that are not closely supervised by the General Contractor or “Builder”. The many sub-contractors that had a hand in the building of your home could have made errors that will only get worse over time. These mistakes, if left unrepaired can turn into bigger problems and end up causing you stress and inconvenience; and costing you more money out of your pocket later on. It’s best to let the builder cover the costs of problems while they are detected early and can be repaired quickly and easily!
KEHI offers a full service, top to bottom, builder warranty inspection.– Heating and Central Air Conditioning Systems
– Plumbing Connections and Fittings
– Electrical Outlets, Wiring and Panels
– Windows and Doors
– Drywall, Walls and Ceilings
– Fireplace and Chimneys
– Gutters and Downspouts
– Decks and Wood Structures
All of these areas will be looked over and reviewed for any and all manufacturer defects as well as installation mistakes.
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the builder’s customer service representative or superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder depending on the builder’s policy.
The inspection should be scheduled just a few days before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection we will discuss all issues found a completed report will be emailed to you, typically within a few hours.