New Home Construction Inspection

Professional Real Estate Inspection Services

New Construction Inspections

If you’re in the process of building a new home, you should avoid waiting until the home is finished to have it inspected, otherwise it could lead to very costly and time-consuming repairs. With homes being built in as little as six weeks, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be. It is important for “new build” buyers to have the construction of your home inspected at critical phases, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.

 

 

Phase One

(The Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection)

 

New Construction - Phase I: Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection $250
 

 

This inspection is performed after trenches or footers have been dug and all metal and pipe casings and/or liners have been put into place, but before pouring the concrete which becomes the foundation.

• All known plan measurements of depth and width of footings are verified.
• All metal rebar, rebar elevators, beams, tension cables, etc., are inspected for proper placement and connections.
• All known pipe and sleeve measurements are verified for proper placement.
• The inspector will check the vapor barriers for any penetrations and for foreign objects anywhere the concrete will go that could leave a void and cause deterioration.

 

 

Phase Two

(The Pre-Drywall Inspection)

 

New Construction - Phase II: Pre-Drywall Inspection $250-$350

 

 

This inspection is performed prior to drywall or other interior wall covering being installed.

• Inspect for defective, warped, missing and misplaced framing members
• Inspect for proper wood grades, placement, span measurement, notching, borings, and truss usage.
• Inspect anchor bolts, fire blocking and truss ties
• Inspect framing fasteners and connectors for proper schedules
• Visually inspect the electrical wires and plumbing installed through the framing system including proper nail stop protection
• Visually check the HVAC rough-ins and duct conditions
• Visually check Air Handler condensation drain and overflow drain lines
• Check exterior walls, sheeting seal, wall penetrations, windows and sealants
• Visually check exterior electrical and lighting fixtures

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Phase Three

(The Final Inspection)

 

New Construction - Phase III: Final Inspection $350 and Up↑

 

The final inspection is a comprehensive inspection and it is to verify that all Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems are installed and operating as intended including, but not limited to:

• Ensuring that the home meets or exceeds all requirements of the Standard of Practice as delineated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
• Inspect the Structure including: Foundation, Grading and Drainage, Roof Covering, Roof Structure and Attic, Walls (interior and exterior), Ceilings and Floors, Doors, Windows, Fireplace/Chimney, Porches,   Decks, Driveways, Carports
• Inspect Electrical Systems including: Service Entrance & Panels, Branch Circuits, Outlets, Switches, Fixtures, Disconnects, GFCI's
• Inspect Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning Systems, Ducts
• Inspect Water Supply System, Fixtures, Drains, Wastes Vents, and Water Heating Equipment.
• Inspect built in Appliances, and other Optional Systems

 

 

 

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* Phase I, II, and III packages start at $600 (depending on the size of the home) and include up to 3 visits.

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