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New House Inspections


Building a new home is complex and involves many sub-contractors, each working on different components and systems of the house. Builders are often subcontracting to the lowest bidders and, even for the best builders, its nearly impossible to complete new house building process without missing something: dozens of minor problems, which that can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking.

With a professional home inspection, all these problems can be identified and corrected before you sign-off and start moving in.

 

Pre Pour/Foundation Inspection

(before concrete slab is poured)

  • Perimeter Forms (wood/steel)

  • Steel Reinforcement

  • Visible Plumbing components

  • Moisture Barrier

  • Site Preparation / Drainage

Pre Dry Wall /Mechanical Inspection

(before dry walls are installed)

  • Foundation Framing

  • Structure

  • Electrical - main

  • Plumbing - main

  • Mechanical (Heat & Air)

  • Site condition / Drainage

  • Steel Reinforcement (visible)

  • Moisture barriers / weather proofing

  • Exterior (sidings)

  • Roofing

  • Attic

  • Windows & window flashing

 

Final Inspection

(before the walk-through with the builder)

  • 80 items/400 points (same as buyer's or seller's home inspections)

Warranty Inspection

(before your one year warranty is about to expire)

Is your new home warranty about to expire? Do you really know about all of the defects in your new home? Don't let your warranty expire without having a knowledgeable third party inspector inspect your home and report on its defects.

This service can save you time, money and aggravation. Potomac Homes will inspect your home and compile a list of any deficiencies that you can present to your builder prior to the end of your warranty. Often, the fee for this service pales in comparison to the number and value of the defective items found.


More:  Some defects found during Final or Warranty Inspections

 

 

 
 

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