Phase Inspections are IMPORTANT!
Just because a home is new, doesn’t mean it’s problem-free. There is an increase in the number of homebuyers who opt for independent home inspectors to perform phase inspections on their homes while they are under construction. Checklist Inspection performs a Four-Phase Construction Inspection that includes Pre-Slab, Framing, Pre-Drywall, and Final Walkthrough Inspection.
New Construction Inspections Phases
Pre-slab inspection is performed when the foundation is laid out, and the forms are set. This also means that the trenches for the sewer and water systems are dug, plumbing is roughly installed and tested for water.
Framing inspection comes to play once the roof sheathing and tar paper are installed. For tiled roofs it’s necessary that the tiles are stacked on the roof. This means the interior is protected from the weather.
- Foundation and Footings
- Interior and Exterior Wall Structure
- Windows and Door Installation
- Roof Structure
Pre-drywall inspection is performed after the rough electrical, plumbing, and HVAC are completed. This is the most important part of the inspection, as it’s the last time we can clearly see behind the walls.
- Rough Plumbing
- Rough Electrical
- HVAC Installation and Ductwork
- Attic Ventilation and Insulation
- Exterior Wall Cladding
Final Walk-Through Inspection
This is the final step of the new construction inspection. This inspection is performed just prior to closing when a typical home inspection is performed.
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