NEW CONSTRUCTION & PHASE INSPECTIONS

A new home inspection, also known as a construction or phase inspection, is an invaluable service for anyone who is looking to have a reliable third party opinion regarding the quality and installation practices being utilized on their new home during the building process. The new home construction process can be an unexpectedly overwhelming process for anyone. Having a professional home inspector to help guide you through the home building process will absolutely bring value to your future purchase.

There are three opportunities available during the building cycle that are recommended to have your third-party inspector evaluate and report on the workmanship and construction of your new home. The standard 3 phase inspection process is utilized to ensure that major construction defects within your home are not covered up. These inspections will give you peace of mind knowing that your new home is being constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code (IRC) and in total compliance with all of the state-mandated regulations.

PHASE 1:

FOUNDATION PRE-POUR INSPECTION

PHASE 2:

PRE-DRYWALL

INSPECTION

PHASE 3:

FINAL / PRE-CLOSING

INSPECTION

Phase 1 & 2 inspections require a much more comprehensive understanding of building construction than what is held by almost every home inspector. Our Phase 1 & 2 inspectors are additionally certified as Residential Combination Inspectors by the International Code Council.

 

Phase Package #1

Over $650 Value:

$550

Phase Package #4

Over $1,050 Value:

$850

Phase Package #2

Over $800 Value:

$650

Phase Package #5

Over $1,250 Value:

$1000

Phase Package #3

Over $850 Value:

$700

Phase Package #6

Over $1,700 Value:

$1400

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NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION PACKAGES:

PHASE 1: FOUNDATION PRE-POUR INSPECTION

Foundation pre-pour Inspections are performed within 24-48 hours before the concrete is poured for the foundation. The inspector will check the vapor barriers, the form boards, rebar, rebar elevators and any penetrations for proper barriers. The inspector will also check for foreign objects anywhere the concrete will go that could leave a void after deterioration. Finished grade around the foundation is also checked to verify adequate site drainage.

The best time for the pre-pour inspection is typically two days prior to the actual pour day. This will help ensure that the foundation is ready to inspect, as well as give the builder sufficient enough time to make any and all needed corrections, or postpone the pour day.

PHASE 2: PRE-DRYWALL INSPECTION

The second visit occurs after the framing is in place, the electrical wiring has been run and the plumbing lines have been placed.  This should occur before the drywall and bricks are put in place.  Inspector looks for proper attachments to the foundation, electrical wiring and termination, plumbing setups, any disconnected plumbing, nailing plates where required, proper window operation, observe the ducts for damage or disconnection, ensure fasteners are in all holes at the joist hangers, ensure framing of the structure was completed to standards, ensure the flashing is placed around windows and other penetrations, and that the exterior sheathing is sealed to create a water-resistive barrier.  Inspector does not inspect the roof at this phase as there is much that is incomplete, however, he will check for obvious points of water entry. 

 

PHASE 3: FINAL / PRE-CLOSING INSPECTION

The final inspection occurs a few day before your scheduled walk-through with your builder. Also known as the comprehensive new home inspection, the final inspection satisfies the Standard of Practice as delineated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Your final inspection will focus on structural, operational, mechanical, plumbing and safety issues. At this inspection, the inspector will operate all appliances and fixtures, check all outlets and lights, run the heating and air, ensure proper sealant in all necessary areas, check windows and doors for proper operation and all other aspects of a general home inspection.  He will walk the roof if it is safe to do so, and run the sprinklers, if able.

 
 

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